Rogers Behavioral Health plans to add a 32-bed residential treatment center to its hospital in Brown Deer.
Residential treatment is designed for patients who don’t need to be hospitalized but who require intensive daily therapy in a controlled setting.
Rogers now has residential treatment centers in West Allis and Oconomowoc.
Construction is expected to begin this summer. The residential treatment center, 4600 W. Schroeder Drive, is expected to open in the summer of 2022.
The center — 24,000 square feet and two stories — is projected to cost $7.2 million and will be connected to the hospital.
It will provide specialized treatment for depression, trauma, bipolar and other mood disorders as well as co-occurring anxiety, personality and substance use disorders.
“In many cases, short-term inpatient services do not provide enough time for a person to recover from complex behavioral health conditions,” Derrick Jordan, vice president of operations, said in a statement. “Residential care is an appropriate transition for many patients from inpatient to lower levels of care.”
Residential stays generally are for 30 to 90 days.
The cost is about $34,000 a month, Jordan said in an interview, and Rogers has contracts with most health insurers.
The center will provide care to children older than 8, adolescents and adults. It will have separate spaces for adults and for children and adolescents.
The residential treatment center in Brown Deer will be built by Moore Construction in Menomonee Falls. Quorum Architects in Milwaukee and Trio Engineering in Brookfield also are working on the project.
Rogers’ residential programs in Oconomowoc have 248 beds and its residential treatment programs in West Allis have 40 beds.
Patients typically move from inpatient and residential care to partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. Partial hospitalization is five to six hours of therapy five days a week. Intensive outpatient is three hours of therapy five days a week.
Rogers’ hospital in Brown Deer has 56 beds and 196 slots for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient patients.
The number of patients varies, Jordan said, but the hospital’s programs typically are providing care to more than 200 patients.
“The demand has been at a historical high for us,” he said.
In all, Rogers treats more than 1,000 patients a month in its various programs in West Allis and Brown Deer.
The behavioral health system provides specialized, intensive care — as opposed to ongoing therapy — for complex patients with obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders.
It has steadily added new services in recent years.
Rogers opened its hospital in Brown Deer in 2015. It has added services, including a residential treatment center in 2017, in West Allis. And it has expanded and added services at its Oconomowoc campus.
Rogers will open an outpatient clinic and supportive living facility in Sheboygan and the Ladish Co. Foundation Center in Oconomowoc this summer.
The behavioral health system also has opened outpatient clinics throughout the country. It plans to open outpatient centers in Phoenix and Denver in the first half of next next year.