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Rockingham County To Change Mental Health Services
Tomorrow night the county commissioners will hear a recommendation to transition most of the county's mental health services to a private provider in July.
Wentworth, NC -- Mental health patients receiving services from Rockingham County will soon get help elsewhere.
Tomorrow night the county commissioners will hear a recommendation to transition most of the county's mental health services to a private provider, Daymark Recovery Services, beginning July 1.
The county will close its Mental Health Center in Wentworth at the end of June.
Rockingham county leaders said the county will help find work for staff members who will lose their jobs.
The county had an agreement with Alamance and Caswell counties. The counties formed the "Alamance Caswell Rockingham LME. Rockingham County leaders said the agency was losing money about $1 million a year.
Leaders in Alamance and Caswell counties have expressed concern about what will happen to mental health patients in their counties without Rockingham County's participation.
Source: WFMY News 2
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