New Olive View facilities provide path to recovery

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – At their weekly meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the construction of a facility to provide the community with mental health services and supportive care at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

“The Restorative Care Village model enables the county’s most vulnerable patients to receive the follow-up treatment they need,” said Supervisor Barger, who introduced the motion. “This village will foster a smooth transition between when patients finish treatment at the medical center and when they return home.”

The Restorative Care Village addresses the countywide need for a comprehensive approach to patient care. By investing in these critical components of treatment and services, L.A. County is forging new paths for patients’ improved health and reintegration into the community. The county is developing similar Restorative Care Villages on the LAC+USC, Rancho Los Amigos and Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center campuses.

The Residential Treatment Program will provide ongoing mental health care to patients until they recover and are self-sufficient. These new facilities will be built on the northeast side of the Olive View campus. Construction will begin in February 2020 and should be completed by summer 2021.

Upon completion, the Restorative Care Village will be comprised of a Mental Health Wellness Center, Mental Health Urgent Care, a Recuperative Care Center and a Residential Treatment Program. Services at the village include physical, social and mental health care.

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