CRH Foundation to fund startup for substance abuse treatment clinic

The Columbus Regional Health Foundation announced it is providing $2.1 million in funding to start a behavioral health clinic here aimed at treating substance abuse disorders.

The new 5,208-square-foot facility, called the Columbus Regional Health Treatment and Support Center, or TASC, will offer medicated-assisted treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and other services for people who are struggling with substance abuse, including the abuse of alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine and other substances.

The facility will be located at 2630 22nd St. in the former Southern Indiana Gastroenterology building, which is the process of being renovated. Currently, the facility is scheduled to open July 1.

The $2.1 million in funding from the Columbus Regional Health Foundation, which CRH officials said was the largest one-time grant the foundation has ever issued, will be used to cover costs associated with the purchase and renovation of the property, as well as start-up expenses until the center becomes financially self-sustaining.

Columbus Regional Health Physicians LLC purchased the property in March from Ottawa Holdings LLC for $600,000, according to property transfer records.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.