New behavioral health facility nears approval

FORT COLLINS — SummitStone Health Partners is in the final stages of getting permits from Fort Collins to build a 16-bed adult behavioral health facility on the city’s northeast side.

Circle C Adult Residential Services’ proposed site is on a vacant lot on the southeast corner of Patton Street and East Elizabeth Street and will employ 12 to 14 staff to care for patients around the clock, according to city records.

SummitStone spokesman Nathan Groathouse said the medical group is awaiting final approval from the city, but expects to open in the fall of 2020. The facility will have room for eight men and eight women undergoing mental health treatment and substance abuse recovery over a 90-day period.

The facility will operate as the center for the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Circle Program for the Northern Colorado region and work in conjunction with the $29 million, 55,000-square-foot mental health and substance abuse facility that Larimer County voters approved for construction in last year’s election.

Groathouse said while SummitStone’s facility won’t completely meet the demand for mental health or substance abuse in the region, the two new facilities would provide a complete continuum of mental health care for adults.

“I wouldn’t say it would meet the need, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction,” he said. 

 

FORT COLLINS — SummitStone Health Partners is in the final stages of getting permits from Fort Collins to build a 16-bed adult behavioral health facility on the city’s northeast side.

Circle C Adult Residential Services’ proposed site is on a vacant lot on the southeast corner of Patton Street and East Elizabeth Street and will employ 12 to 14 staff to care for patients around the clock, according to city records.

SummitStone spokesman Nathan Groathouse said the medical group is awaiting final approval from the city, but expects to open in the fall of 2020. The facility will have room for eight men and eight women undergoing mental health treatment and substance abuse recovery over a 90-day period.

The facility will operate as the center for the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Circle Program for the Northern Colorado region and work in conjunction with the $29 million, 55,000-square-foot mental health and substance abuse facility that Larimer County voters approved for construction in last year’s election.

Groathouse said while SummitStone’s facility won’t completely meet the demand for mental health or substance abuse in the region, the two new facilities would provide a complete continuum of mental health care for adults.

“I wouldn’t say it would meet the need, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction,” he said.