The Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program has been serving sufferers in Punta Gorda for about three years, however beginning Friday these sufferers should discover some place else to get remedy.
WINK News is informed by Bayfront Health Punta Gorda that this system, which focuses on psychological well being, is formally shutting down on February 14. Their workplace at 713 E. Marion Ave., Suite 123, will now not be seeing sufferers.
This comes at a time when extra corporations and companies are placing more cash into psychological well being applications.
In Charlotte County, the CEO of Charlotte Behavioral Healthcare Victoria Scanlon stated they see upward of 13,000 sufferers per 12 months and so they’re calling for extra sources.
“We’re definitely disappointed to hear that this program is closing,” Scanlon stated. “We already know that there aren’t enough mental health and substance abuse treatment resources in the community so every resource is so valuable.”
Bayfront Health stated in an emailed assertion:
“The continued healthcare needs of our patients are important. We are sustaining behavioral health services in our community and supporting patients who need to transition to another provider. Bayfront Health Medical Group’s Psychiatry office and Riverside Behavioral Center continue to provide outpatient and inpatient behavioral health treatment services on the campus of Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.”