LAYTON -- Brandon Hatch hopes that the chaos normally faced by Davis Behavioral Health employees is over.
Davis Behavioral Health held an open house on Friday for its new, remodeled Main Street Clinic. The two-story building at 934 S. Main St. is now home to almost all of Davis Behavioral Health's services and staff.
For the past four years, some of the administration had been working in the Layton building while the rest was in Farmington. The finance department was in Bountiful, with additional offices in Clearfield dealing with substance abuse.
"You can see the chaos that could bring," said Hatch, the president and CEO of Davis Behavioral Health.
Now, all of those operations are in one building.
Workers began moving on June 1 and finished a few weeks ago. During the move, Davis Behavioral Health still had patients coming in and out of the building.
The work on the building, which included an extension in the back on both levels, cost $2.5 million. Now that everyone is together, the staff said the finished product is well worth the money spent on the project.
"Now if we have a question we can all meet together on the spot," said Tim London, human resources director.
The new facility is also a better setup for those who benefit from Davis Behavioral Health's services. The agency serves more than 4,000 people per year in Davis County, including children and adults.
"Several of our consumers said they feel wanted and appreciated because of the nice, new facility," London said. "It's good to give them a nice and comfortable, professional setting because they deserve it."
The new building is more convenient for clients, as well.
Hatch explained that if someone comes in and has a mental illness but employees discover that there is also a possible substance abuse issue, the previous reaction would be to send the patient to a different building in Davis County.
"Now they can just go down the hall," Hatch said. "It's a one-stop service."
The main level is home to all of the administrators, as well as the services for adults, while the bottom floor is reserved for child services. There, fun sayings like "Frogs are lucky, they eat what bugs them" line the walls.
The only part of Davis Behavioral Health not at the Main Street Clinic are the intensive substance abuse center and the 16-bed residential area for intense cases, which is near the Davis Hospital & Medical Center on the other side of the city.
The remodeling may be done for now, but not for long.
Hatch said the future includes adding an adult medical center at the Main Street Clinic. Currently, Davis Behavioral Health refers those cases to private facilities.
"We would have the space to add that," Hatch said.