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Nation's largest psychiatric hospital coming to Houston

​​​​​​HOUSTON – The UTHealth Behavioral Sciences ​is building the nation’s largest public educational mental health hospital near the Texas Medical Center.

The 220,000-sf facility will be the first of its kind built locally in over 30 years. 

Located at 5601 W. Lela​​​nd Anderson St., the project will consist of two buildings connec​ted by a bridge. It will be surrounded by green space. 

With 264 inpatient beds, the educational hospital will provide mental healthcare and substance use intervention, treatment, and medical care.

Perkins+Will designed the facility. Vaughn Construction is the general contractor. 

Construction began in summer 2019. Opening is slated for late 2021. ​

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​​Source: Houston Chronicle

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