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Orange County approves $16.6M for ‘first-of-its-kind’ mental-health center, psychiatric ER
Orange County Register

Orange County approved funding Tuesday for a first-of-its-kind mental health center and psychiatric emergency room, filling a void that has left mentally-ill patients in the county with inadequate treatment and burdened local hospitals.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $16.6 million to the $40-million project, which will be co-funded and jointly-operated with two local hospital chains and CalOptima, the county’s health care system for the poor, elderly and disabled.