Psych unit will close | Winston-Salem Journal

Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services confirmed yesterday that it will close its adolescent psychiatric residential treatment to make room for a 50-bed psychiatric emergency department.

That move includes ending a program for adolescent sex offenders with aggressive behavioral tendencies. Those services are monitored around-the-clock in a lockdown setting.

Old Vineyard said on Aug. 18 that it was considering that option as part of lowering the cost of building the emergency department. Old Vineyard estimated in February 2009 that the department would cost $13.8 million to build.

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