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Virtual Grand Opening Ceremony for New Residential Treatment and Detox Program in Richmond for People with Substance Use Disorders

Friday, September 11, 2020


County leaders and health officials will hold a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 14 for the opening of the new Richmond Health & Wellness Center, a residential treatment and detox center for people with substance use disorders.

The Health & Wellness Center will primarily serve Medi-Cal eligible patients who live in Contra Costa County.

The facility, which is funded by Contra Costa Health Services through state and federal dollars and the implementation of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, will have 10 detox beds dedicated to safe withdrawal from alcohol or drugs, as well as 15 residential beds for longer-term treatment. It will be operated by Westcare, a private nonprofit organization and it has been made possible through the advocacy of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board and people in recovery.


The ribbon cutting and a virtual tour of the site will be held on Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. The center will open to clients on Sept. 16.


The public can view the event online at WestCare's YouTube channel. (The facility itself is located at 208 23rd Street in Richmond.)

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