Take a look inside Freeport's specialized mental health unit

The $13.5 million SMH expansion at the Freeport campus opened in November of 2010.

This new unit ensures that patients with persistent mental health issues can receive care close to home instead of travelling to other cities.

The expansion to 50 specialized mental health beds features several components including:

  • a 33 bed severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) inpatient unit;
  • a seven bed SPMI transitional inpatient unit to assist with the gradual return to the community;
  • a 10 bed senior’s mental health unit; and
  • a 10 space day hospital affiliated with the senior’s mental health program and outreach consultation teams to facilitate community based care.