On November 12, 2020, The Menninger Clinic will break ground on a new 33,000-square-foot Outpatient Services Center, expanding The Clinic’s capacity to serve people in need of expert mental health services in the Greater Houston area. The center will cost approximately $11.4 million to construct and is funded through the generous support of Menninger’s donors. Construction is expected to be complete by February 2022.
A virtual groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 am, Thursday, November 12, and will be available to view live on The Clinic’s website. Featured guest speakers include Armando Colombo, president and CEO of The Menninger Clinic; Ronny Cuenod, board chair of The Menninger Clinic; Jeff Paine, board chair of The Menninger Clinic Foundation; Paul Klotman, MD, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine; and more.
The Outpatient Services Center will house a range of services and programs, including outpatient therapy and assessment for adults and adolescents; leading-edge brain stimulation treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), family-centered electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and ketamine infusion; and a sleep medicine service that is the first of its kind to directly support a psychiatric facility. The new center also will include a large patient lounge and meeting space for group therapy and support.
In addition, as part of the capital campaign for the Outpatient Services Center, existing classroom space in Menninger’s Commons building will be updated with sophisticated teleconferencing technology and converted into an educational center where families, patients, researchers, clinicians and community groups share knowledge of mental health. An existing building at the rear of Menninger’s campus also will be renovated and dedicated entirely to supporting The Clinic’s research efforts.