Parkside Opens New Psychiatric Hospital and Outpatient Clinic
February 5, 2020 (Tulsa, OK) – Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic opened their new hospital this week that expands access to mental health care in Oklahoma. The new hospital, located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., features 80 single-occupancy patient rooms for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing acute mental health crises.
“Our vision to expand world-class mental health care has finally come to fruition,” said Debra Jones, CEO of Parkside. “The new hospital now allows Parkside to increase the number of patients we treat each day and effectively remove barriers to treatment.”
Over the past year, Parkside was unable to serve 486 individuals due to unavailable beds because of patient gender.
“The new hospital serves a critical need for Oklahoma and even surrounding states,” said Darren Sanchez, Parkside’s Assessment and Referral Director. “In the past, our available beds for inpatient admissions were in semi-private rooms and not always open to the gender needs of presenting patients at any given time. However, 80 single-occupancy patient rooms in our new hospital now provides greater privacy for our patients while expanding access to care.”
Also, the new 114,500 square-foot hospital offers secure open-air balconies for each inpatient floor and provides enhanced space for groups and recreation. Combined with Parkside’s Adolescent Residential unit, Parkside now has 120 hospital beds operating in two separate buildings on the same campus.
Serving the community since 1959, Parkside’s mission is to provide outstanding mental health and support services. Parkside is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic that has helped those coping with mental health and substance abuse problems since 1959. In 2018, 2,050 patients were admitted, and 1,305 patients received outpatient care.
Parkside’s Assessment and Referral service is now located at 1239 S. Trenton Ave., and can be reached 24 hours a day at (918) 588-8888. For more information about Parkside, visit www.parksideinc.org.