Hattiesburg Clinic will construct a 20,200 square foot building to house its Connections Behavioral Health Center (“Connections” or “CBHC”) program which will double its mental and behavioral health services from 31,000 to 60,000 patient visits per year (the “Project”). The Project’s site consists of a 15-acre parcel in a corridor that experiences underdevelopment and is a focus area of development for the town. The parcel was acquired by the Clinic for the express purpose of developing specialized medical facilities in order to serve the residents of South Mississippi.
In response to growing concerns over the lack of adequate mental and behavioral healthcare, the Hattiesburg Clinic started its Connections Behavioral Health division in 2005. The CBHC currently operates out of a 10,135 SF leased business suite. The Connections division focuses on providing its patients, including senior citizens and children, the needed services to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. Based on information provided by the Project Sponsor, the Clinic is the sole provider of comprehensive mental and behavioral healthcare in South Mississippi.
The Connections program currently operates out of a suite in another facility. The construction of the new standalone Connections facility will allow the Clinic to nearly double their offerings and accessibility of mental and behavioral health services.