Sound off on psychiatric hospital

Public input welcome regarding potential 30-bed Uvalde facility

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Centers is advocating at the state level for funding to operate a 30-bed regional inpatient psychiatric hospital in Uvalde.

There will be a meeting to discuss the idea, ascertain community interest and support, and obtain feedback on Friday, Dec. 14, from noon until 1:30 p.m. at First State Bank of Uvalde, 200 E. Nopal St.

Attendees must RSVP via email by noon on Tuesday to Ross C. Robinson at RRobinson @hillcountry.org. Lunch will be provided.

As the local mental health authority for the Uvalde area, center staff said there is a dire need for increased funding for mental health services along the U.S. Highway 90 corridor.

“Specifically, there is a need for psychiatric inpatient beds to serve persons who reside in the counties on, adjacent to, or in the region of Highway 90,” said Robinson, who is the executive director of Hill Country MHDD Centers. “This would include persons served by the HCMDHDDC and Camino real Community Services, our sister local mental health authority, which is headquartered in Lytle.”


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