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$99M Behavioral Health Expansion Breaks Ground

“One in every 10 children has a disability associated with or due to mental health issues. It’s a tragedy that those needs don’t get addressed. We want to make sure that we do not miss any of those kids.”

–Michael Sorter, MD, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s

Children and adolescents are struggling with unprecedented levels of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, and other mental and behavioral health conditions.

Long one of the most under-met needs in healthcare, the isolation and stresses of COVID-19 have exacerbated the issue.

These are the factors that helped inspire Cincinnati Children’s $99 million investment to replace its College Hill facility with an expanded state-of-the-art center.

Highlights of the five-story facility include:

  • Replacing the current inpatient building with a 160,000-square-foot facility that offers 68% more space
  • Private rooms for all inpatients
  • Enabling families to stay overnight with their child
  • Dedicated spaces for group therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and recreational therapy
  • Expanded services for patients with neurodevelopmental disorders


Read more details about the project at our Newsroom.

The new building is scheduled to open in late 2023. For more information, visit our website.

To support fundraising efforts for the new facility, visit the College Hill Mental Health Campaign website.

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