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Changes coming to Amherst's Mental Health and Addictions offices

Renovations to the Amherst Mental Health and Addictions offices will begin Monday and see the creation of two separate entrances for children and youth and adults.
Renovations to the Amherst Mental Health and Addictions offices will begin Monday and see the creation of two separate entrances for children and youth and adults. - Submitted

Renovations to better meet clients’ needs

AMHERST – Changes are coming to Amherst’s Mental Health and Addictions offices.

Over the coming weeks, visitors to the offices in downtown Amherst will see renovations underway throughout the building.

The work is estimated to begin Feb. 12 and be complete by the end of March.

“We are very excited to see this work getting underway,” Darlene Gould, manager of Clinical Outpatient Services, said in a news release. “The primary reason for the changes is to better meet client needs by introducing two separate entrances with one designated for children and youth and the other for adults. This will help us ensure patient confidentiality is maintained and provide clinic areas specifically designed for the clients we serve.”

Once construction is complete, adults will access the clinic through the entrance at 30 Prince Arthur St. and children and youth will enter at 33 Havelock St.

New entrance points, reception and waiting areas will be built at each location.

“While the project is underway, we know there will be some inconvenience to our clients and their families and for that we sincerely apologize. We will do our very best to keep clients informed of when and where access may be restricted and we encourage those coming for appointments to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for them to be redirected if necessary,” added Gould.

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