Klamath Basin Behavioral Health Breaks Ground on New Residential Treatment and Crisis Stabilization Facility

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – June 3, 2024 – Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (KBBH) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at 705 Washburn Way for their new 16-bed Mental Health Residential Treatment Facility and 5-chair Crisis Stabilization Center. The event marked a significant milestone in expanding mental health services within the community. The ceremony was attended by KBBH leadership and Board members, representatives from the architecture and construction companies, and local officials. Commissioner DeGroot expressed his enthusiasm for the project stating, “The County was pleased to transfer property to support this expansion of mental health services. This partnership brings us closer to meeting the mental health needs in our community.”

KBBH Board Chair Randy Cox echoed these sentiments, stating, “This new facility represents a major step forward in behavioral healthcare in our region. We look forward to the increased service capacity this expansion will bring.”

KBBH CEO Kendall Alexander emphasized the critical role this facility will play in addressing the demand for mental health services. “With the support of two Oregon Health Authority grants, we are making a substantial investment in the mental wellbeing of our community. This new center will double our current capacity for mental health respite and residential services and introduce 24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization to Klamath County. This expansion is positioned to reduce costs for our partners in the hospital and corrections systems, but most importantly, will provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals on their journey to mental wellbeing.”

Scheduled to open in the summer of 2025, this project exemplifies KBBH’s commitment to enhancing the quality and accessibility of mental health care in Klamath County.


About Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (KBBH) is the largest behavioral health provider for children,
adolescents, adults, and families in southern Oregon. KBBH is a Certified Community
Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) and serves as the Community Mental Health Program in
Klamath County. Learn more at KBBH.org.

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