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Texas Health Seay Behavioral Center is First in Collin County to Offer Free Walk-In Assessments
08/17/2011

PLANO, Texas — For families and many individuals dealing with behavioral health illnesses, such as depression and addiction, it can be hard to know where to go for help.

That’s why the Seay Behavioral Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has started offering free assessments in its facility. Texas Health is the only provider in Collin County to offer free, walk-in assessments. The assessments will be provided by a clinician on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Previously, individuals had to visit the emergency room for the assessment, even if they were referred by a physician. Now physicians may also refer individuals directly to the Seay Center. Individuals may also choose to seek an assessment without a referral. Appointments are also available, but are not required.

“There is a tremendous need for this service in Collin County and we are proud to be providing it,” said Ramona Osburn, administrative director of the program. “People in crisis need a safe place to go for help and we offer that with our assessments and wide range of programs.”

The Seay Center treats individuals age 12 and older for behavioral health problems such as anxiety, alcohol and drug dependency, depression and other mood problems, family problems, and bipolar disorder. The center offers inpatient and outpatient programs to meet the need of each individual.

Texas Health offers a variety of behavioral health care services across North Texas. For more information on the program, visit TexasHealth.org/Plano or call 972-981-8305.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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