McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center set to open

McLaren Macomb will soon complete its latest expansion with the forthcoming opening of the McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center in Shelby Township in late-September. The multidisciplinary inpatient facility will provide an advanced level of care designed to meet the varied mental and emotional health needs of Macomb County’s senior citizen population.

Located in Shelby Township along Schoenherr Road, just south of 21 Mile Road, construction began in the fall of 2020, and it represents an $8 million investment by the hospital to the community.

“There can be a disconnect between the physical health and mental health,” said Theresa Chapman, program director of the McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center. “As we age, we face multiple changes in many different areas of life, and the aging population is left to find a way to cope with those changes and the loss associated with them, all of this can leave them feeling depressed, anxious and overwhelmed. These changes and reactions are normal, but often extra help is needed if the depression and anxiety go on for too long and that's why we're here, to provide that specialized care to this unique population.”

The new 23-bed inpatient facility is designed to meet the needs of adults 55 and older who are in need of treatment for increased anxiety, prolonged emotional issues after a major life event, behavioral disturbances, depression with suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and delusional thoughts, among other behavioral health needs.

“The growing emphasis being placed on behavioral health and mental and emotional well-being, along with the de-stigmatization of the need for this area of care, have been very promising,” said Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb president and CEO. “It is always exciting to be able to grow and expand our services to our community, especially one that is in a position to meet a growing need.”

Overseen by a board-certified psychiatrist, the facility will include a full complement of registered nurses providing around-the-clock care and an experienced manager to supervise all patient care services. The services of social workers and occupational and recreational therapists will also be available.

Through this facility, McLaren Macomb will add nearly 30 jobs to Shelby Township.

Macomb County is home to nearly 874,000 people, and 39 percent are over the age of 50. Considering this aging population, 20 percent of people age 55 and older require a level of behavioral health treatment, yet only 3 percent seek treatment.

The new facility represents the latest in a succession of expanded and new services offered by McLaren Macomb. Following the opening of the Wayne and Joan Webber Emergency and Trauma Center in the summer of 2020, the hospital opened an inpatient rehabilitation unit, debuted a new, larger Medical Outreach Clinic in the winter and broke ground on an outpatient surgery center over the summer.

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About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at