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New Dallas $500M Behavioral Health Center starts work

Work Begins on 296-Bed Dallas Behavioral Health Facility

As part of the state’s plan to expand inpatient psychiatric beds, the Texas Legislature approved $282.5 million in funding for the construction and design of a new hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Additionally, Children’s Health donated $200 million to support a pediatric wing where UT Southwestern pediatricians will exclusively treat children and adolescent patients.

The facility will have 296 beds, with 200 for adults and up to 96 reserved for pediatric patients. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHDC), UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Children’s Health are all collaborating on th state’s newest psychiatric hospital. It’s to be called The Texas Behavioral Health Center at UT Southwestern. “When complete, this much-needed hospital will offer hope, healing and recovery for the most vulnerable Texans living in the surrounding Metroplex,” said HHS’s Cecile Erwin Young. 

Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is partnering with UT Southwestern Medical Center to design and construct the new facility. Construction is estimated to be complete by 2025.

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