BRIDGETON, MISSOURI (KPLR )- It 's considered an innovative concept within a hospital emergency room.
SSM DePaul Health Center has created a specially- designed behavioral health evaluation and admissions unit within the Emergency Department. It provides a secure, safe environment where behavioral health patients can be evaluated when they are brought to the emergency department. It is a private area and was specifically designed to best meet these patients’ needs.
It opens for patients Thursday. The new 7 bed unit will offer a secure and safe environment.