Daily Inter Lake: VA adds mental-health facility at Fort Harrison

Officials with the Veterans Affairs Montana health-care system will unveil a 24,000-square-foot inpatient mental-health facility at Fort Harrison on June 3.

The nearly $7 million, 24-bed facility on the VA campus in Helena will provide acute psychiatric care and residential rehabilitation. Previously, Montana’s veterans needing inpatient recovery care for post traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and acute psychiatric treatment traveled to VA facilities in North Dakota, Wyoming or Idaho.

The new mental-health facility will serve the state’s veterans with a full array of comprehensive services including eight beds in a locked acute unit, eight for PTSD and eight for substance abuse.

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