On Thursday, October 27, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia celebrated the official grand opening of its Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare which featured remarks from hospital leadership including Madeline Bell along with Dr. Tami Benton. Mayor Jim Kenney, Senator Hughes and Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors Consortium in Philadelphia and regional leader of Health and Human Services attended the event which also featured a commemorative ribbon cutting. This opening intended to highlight CHOP’s commitment to addressing the behavioral health crisis in the community and showcased the offered services at the newly opened facility through attendee tours.
The new Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare is an important part of CHOP’s ongoing plan to address the mental health crisis as it is estimated that 1 in 6 of children between the ages of 2 and 8 have a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. The evidence shows the situation is worse for children of color, who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The facility was created with the needs of children and youth in mind, with 47,000 square feet dedicated to patient care, including consultation rooms, group therapy rooms and calming areas. The Center aims to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in the community, reduce location-related barriers to care and create greater community integration.
Located at 4601 Market Street, the Center is conveniently located across the street from SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line and CHOP’s Karabots Pediatric Care Center, which provides community-based pediatric primary care.
Contact: Kaitlyn Tivenan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-8614 or email@example.com