New Psychiatric Treatment Facility

Comprehensive Mental Health in Yakima is preparing to open a brand new psychiatric treatment facility.

Crews are wrapping up 9 months of construction on the Bridges Evaluation and Treatment Facility.

The facility will be able to house up to 16 patients at a time, and provide them with a safe environment during their treatment.

The facility will also provide 40 jobs to the Yakima area.

The organization says the facility has been in the works for the past three years and are excited to get it off the ground.

"We focused on keeping here locally, we focused on keeping both the patients and the staff safe when they're getting treatment, and that's a big problem sometimes," said CEO Rick Weaver, "We focused on making the taxpayer pay less money than having to ship people around."

Weaver says the facility is expected to open sometime next week.