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Best practices in design for Behavioral Health Environments

Our healthcare team combines decades of experience in healthcare design with evidence-based research to create behavioral health environments that elevate the patient and staff experience. With 76% of Americans seeing mental health as equally important to physical health (Advisory Board, 2019), demand is on the rise for integrated services in primary care and clinics and healing, home-like behavioral health inpatient units. We recognize that these environments are unique, requiring heightened attention to safety and security in a calming and comforting care setting.

The following are several key drivers of design for behavioral health environments that our healthcare team can walk you through while discussing the potential approaches to take based on your unique needs:

        1. Patient Access 
        2. Care Environment
        3. Safety + Security
        4. Visibility
        5. Elopement

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