Waco: New behavioral health hospital to open in in March

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Oceans Healthcare announced Thursday it plans to open Oceans Behavioral Hospital Waco in early March to provide inpatient and outpatient care to individuals managing depression, anxiety and other behavioral health challenges.

The new 32,700-square-foot facility is located at 5931 Crosslake Parkway near Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center.

Oceans will hire 90 people in "highly-trained clinical and support team positions" to work at the facility.

Oceans said inpatient treatment will be available to individuals 50 and older and intensive outpatient programs are available for adults 18 and older.

"Texas ranks third among U.S. states for the highest prevalence of mental health challenges, while at the same time, ranking last for access to care," said Stuart Archer, CEO of Oceans Healthcare.

"We are committed to expanding mental health treatment in communities across Texas."

This will be the company's seventh hospital in Texas. Its corporate headquarters are in Plano, other its other Texas locations are in Abilene, Katy, Longview, Lufkin, Midland and Pasadena.