By Eric Althoff
SEATTLE—The University of Washington Behavioral Health Teaching Facility is currently under construction at the UW Medical Center Northwest Campus in Seattle.
The six-story, 184,000-square-foot Behavioral Health Teaching Facility will be situated next to the campus’s current acute care hospital. It is designed to address both behavioral and physical health issues, and its training paradigm will encompass training and buttressing local mental health advocacy programs. The services provided will range from psychotherapy to medication management, surgical care and state-of-the-art “neuromodulation” treatments. The facility will deliver integrated care jointly performed by medical and social services workers as part of a patient-focused goal that focuses on uniting the health of body and mind.
The new treatment facility at the University of Washington is a design-build venture between SRG Partnership, Clark | Abbott Joint Venture and the university itself.
“The design, created in collaboration with our clinical stakeholders, will be a warm and welcoming environment for patients, staff, and families promoting healing and wellbeing and reinforcing the connection between mind and body,” Carl Hampson, design principal with SRG, said in a recent statement.
Construction continues, with a projected completion date of the end of 2023.