New $5.2 million center for children with behavioral issues to open in Rapid City

Behavioral health engagement facilitates the treatment of patients suffering from behavioral issues. A Rapid City residential facility for children facing chemical dependency or behavioral issues is set to move into a new $5.2 million treatment center this week.

WellFully is now transitioning into a new Premier Adolescent Care Center as it has outgrown its former Rapid City treatment locations for at-risk children ages 10 to 17. This new facility has 47 beds so it can treat more children per year and expand WellFully’s medical and mental health services, as mentioned on the organization’s website.

Rapid City Journal reported that about 27 children will begin living at the care center this week. The new center is designed with bright colours and vast window space, which gives a feeling of openness and healing.

The center has separate residential wings for those undergoing treatment for chemical dependency, family and behavioral issues.

The chemical dependency unit is the only existing facility for such treatment in South Dakota west of the Missouri River, according to the board chairman Dan Maguire.