Effective June 30, 2014, the Mojave Adult, Child and Family Services will close its child and adolescent psychiatry clinic due to reduced reimbursement and declining revenues.
The child and adolescent psychiatry clinic is one of several mental health care services offered by Mojave Adult, Child and Family Services, a component of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The clinic will remain open to see patients with previously scheduled appointments through the end of June.
“Our primary goal is to work together with you to make this transition as positive as possible,” said James Parcells, chief operating officer, in a letter notifying patients’ parents and guardians of the change this week. “Over the next three months, Mojave staff will continue to see you and your child and work together with you to link you to another provider in our community.”
The clinic closure affects about 180 patients, all under the age of 18.
The two employees staffing the clinic have been notified of the closure and the end of their employment.
Mojave Adult, Child and Family Services assists individuals by providing community-based, person-centered behavioral health services to empower people to live safely and participate in their community while pursuing personal goals and maximizing their quality of life. The clinic is located at 745 West Moana Lane in Reno.