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Milwaukee behavioral health clinic set to open next year

Friday, November 22, 2019  
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November 22, Wisconsin Health News

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is planning a new clinic delivering mental health services with the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, according to a Thursday statement.

The clinic on Milwaukee's south side is set to open in late 2020. It'll focus on prevention, early intervention and same-day access.

"Through this clinic, we want to reduce barriers to care by reaching people early and often in their own neighborhood," Dr. Julie Schuller, Sixteenth Street CEO, said in a statement.

The community health center plans to serve around 800 individuals through the clinic in its first year.

The Behavioral Health Division plans to serve 1,250 individuals in the first year.

“Our partnership with Sixteenth Street is a critical part of Milwaukee County’s efforts to increase early intervention services and create a racially equitable system of care that is accessible to all of our communities," Mike Lappen, Behavioral Health Division administrator, said in a statement.

A $3.7 million donation from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network will support the clinic.

The health system recently donated $6 million to support a Sixteenth Street primary care clinic blocks away.