Ketchums Health Network will expand its presence in Austin, Texas, as it expands the reach of its Behavioral Health Center to the city, Ketch’s Vice President of Operations Scott Eller said in a statement.
“The Ketch, TX-based Kettering health center has been providing health care and education services to families and individuals in Austin for more than 40 years and has an impressive reputation among patients and caregivers alike,” Eller added.
“Ketchum Health Network is excited to expand our services to provide our patients with the same care and resources that they have come to expect from Ketchmores Behavioral Health facility.”
The Austin Public Health Department (APDH) has contracted with Ketch Mores Behavioral Healthcare, which has partnered with Kettering to provide services to more than 30,000 people, as part of a collaborative effort to improve access to behavioral health services.
“Ketch More’s behavioral health center provides behavioral health care to individuals and families at high-risk for mental health issues and to children and youth,” APDH said in an official statement.
KetchMores Behavioral healthcare serves a wide range of clients, including individuals with behavioral health issues who are struggling to access mental health services, including people who are uninsured or underinsured, homeless individuals, and students and students from underprivileged backgrounds.
The APDH is currently working to expand the center’s service areas, including expanding its referral and outreach services to individuals with mental health and substance use issues, as well as individuals with substance use disorders.
A new facility will be built at 825 E. Fourth St., Suite 100 in Ketch.
The new facility is expected to open in 2019.
“Our goal is to make Ketch a place where the best care is available for our clients and families,” Eler said.
“It’s an exciting time to be part of the KetchMore family and the new facility opens our doors to more people, making the transition to the new Ketch facility a seamless one.”
Eller said that Ketch Medical Center will expand from 24-hour to 24-7 services to ensure the behavioral health clinic’s mission of providing health and wellness services remains strong.