SalusCare Increases Children’s Crisis Unit Capacity

SalusCare announced today that it will increase its Children’s Crisis Unit capacity by four beds beginning August 29, 2016, allowing the not-for-profit community mental health and substance abuse treatment facility to serve 16 children at the Colonial Campus.

SalusCare’s Children’s Crisis Unit and Juvenile Addiction Receiving Facility (JARF), located at 10140 Deer Run Farms Road in Ft. Myers, has seen an increase in admissions to the unit in seven of the last 12 months, prompting the agency to expand its capacity.

“We are in need of additional beds during peak census and high turnover days to accommodate the number of youth being admitted to the crisis unit,” said Tina Sumo, Senior Assistant Vice President of Acute Care Services. “Increasing our capacity will also help accommodate surrounding counties who have asked for assistance with their growing population of youth who are being admitted under the Baker Act.”

Florida’s Department of Children and Families fully supports SalusCare’s plan to add beds, writing that the “increase from 12 to 16 beds will provide additional capacity in the acute care system to meet increasing demand for crisis stabilization beds.”

For more information about SalusCare services, please visit www.SalusCareFlorida.org or call 239-275-3222.

About SalusCare, Inc.

SalusCare, Inc., is the largest, most comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment program in Southwest Florida, serving 16,000 people per year of all ages from seven locations in Lee County. The non-profit organization offers crisis stabilization, outpatient and residential treatment as well as an Employee Assistance Program for about 50 area companies. Most programs are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

SalusCare services are not free. Fees are charged on a sliding scale, based on family income. In many cases, private insurance is accepted. SalusCare is a United Way partner agency.

For more information, call 239-275-3222 or visit www.SalusCareFlorida.org.

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