Montgomery County Mental Health Treatment Facility (MCMHTF) was developed through a pioneering public-private partnership between Montgomery County, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and Wellpath Recovery Solutions. Montgomery County developed and financed the project, and Wellpath was awarded a management contract through a competitive solicitation process. MCMHTF opened in 2011.
MCMHTF embraces recovery-oriented, trauma-informed care for all patients. The recovery model promotes patient choice and tailors treatment to meet individual needs based on the assessments of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Support of family, friends, or other individuals selected by the patient are encouraged to participate.
MCMHTF provides evidence-based, trauma-informed behavioral health services to individuals found incompetent to stand trial. Services include individualized assessment, multidisciplinary treatment planning, psychiatric services, competency restoration, integrated treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance disorders, court reports, court testimony, psychosocial rehabilitation, discharge planning, medical care, pharmacy, food/nutrition, facility maintenance, transportation, and safety/security.
MCMHTF has developed processes for ensuring respect for patient rights, prevention of abuse, neglect and exploitation, the virtual elimination of seclusion and restraint, and effective linkages to the community, legal system, state psychiatric facilities, and other agencies.
- Admitted 95 patients within first three months of opening
- Interviewed, hired and completed comprehensive orientation for 175 new staff in 120 days
- Licensed as psychiatric hospital within 90 days of application
- Achieved Joint Commission accreditation within 90 days of opening
- Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
- Established Hospital Advisory Board comprised of community leaders representing healthcare, education, elected officials, and others
- First newly constructed inpatient hospital for state psychiatric patients in decades