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With Psychiatric Hospital Closure, Is there a Gap in Houston Mental Health Services?

Last week, Cambridge Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility in Houston, closed down. While the hospital had space for 148 patients, Harris County Psychiatric Center COO Steve Glazier tells the Houston Chronicle he believes it was probably only serving 30 to 40. The Texas Department of State Health Services says the hospital surrendered its state license […]

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Last week, Cambridge Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility in Houston, closed down. While the hospital had space for 148 patients, Harris County Psychiatric Center COO Steve Glazier tells the Houston Chronicle he believes it was probably only serving 30 to 40. The Texas Department of State Health Services says the hospital surrendered its state license on July 7 and discharged its last patient the same day.

We discuss whether this leaves a gap in mental health services in the city of Houston, with Bill Kelly, director of public policy and government affairs at Mental Health America of Greater Houston.