Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday that a $120 million state mental health facility will be built on the Eastside of Indianapolis.
“This new institute will serve as the centerpiece of our ongoing commitment to improve mental health care and address the scourge of addictions in Indiana,” said Pence said.
The structure will replace LaRue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, 2601 Cold Spring Rd., Pence said. The 159-bed hospital will be built at the Community Hospital East campus, 1500 N. Ritter Ave.
The hospital, called the Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center, will treat up to 1,500 patients annually.
The center will focus on diagnosing and treating:
- acute and chronic mental illness
- chronic addictions
- intellectual and developmental disabilities
- traumatic brain injury
- neuro-degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease
Construction begins in 2016 and the doors are expected to open in 2018.
There will be 42 child-adolescent beds.