A little over 20 years ago, we decided Green Oaks would be a psychiatric hospital that served the psychiatric needs for all residents in the community, not just those with certain payment ability. To that end, in early 2001 we developed a psychiatric emergency room for the sole purpose of providing help where anyone, at any time of day or night, can get psychiatric or substance use crisis help to address their specific needs, and not have to be placed in an inappropriate setting such as a hospital emergency room or jail. Our mission has always been to have an admission criteria based on clinical need, not ability to pay. Green Oaks is committed to the most cutting edge, effective clinical practices; whether ours or someone else’s design. Green Oaks understands its place in the community, and so we have and continued to strive to define ourselves as part of the mental health safety net.
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