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Providers see jump in patients seeking mental health treatment at Valley behavioral center

2 weeks 12 hours 29 minutes ago Tuesday, June 30 2020 Jun 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 5:37 PM June 30, 2020 in News - Coronavirus Pandemic

Hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley are not the only health care facilities seeing a surge in patients.

During a news conference on Monday, Joe Rodriguez, the CEO at South Texas Behavioral Health Center, said staff are seeing more patients with severe anxiety and depression.

Rodriguez said more than 30 people were admitted at the behavioral center over the weekend.

Mental health providers see firsthand how coronavirus-related stress continues to impact the community, especially as the number of positive cases rises Valleywide.

The behavioral center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone can schedule an appointment by calling 956-388-1300.

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