SOURCE: Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions

Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions

December 14, 2010 09:18 ET

Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions Opening Clinic to Serve South Phoenix Community

Clinic Includes Recreation Field to Combine Physical Activity With Behavioral Health Treatment; "Green" Facility Equipped With Energy Efficient and Eco-Healthy Features

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions, a leading Valley provider of behavioral health services, is opening a new outpatient clinic in South Phoenix on Jan. 13, 2011. The 4,000 square-foot facility, Bayless South Phoenix Family Clinic, is located on two acres of land at 9014 South Central Avenue, and includes a large recreation field to enhance mental health treatment through physical activity. The clinic will employ over 20 clinicians and staff members and plans to serve over 500 families annually from the communities of South Phoenix, Buckeye, Laveen, and Avondale. 

"Bayless has been a trusted and affordable community resource in Phoenix since 1977," states Bayless VP of Clinical Services, Richard Crislip. "Opening this clinic is an exciting next step in establishing our commitment to being part of the vibrant South Mountain community."

Bayless South Phoenix Clinical Director, Jon McCaine, Ph.D., agrees and expands upon the benefits of including a recreation area, "We opted to include a recreation field on-site, because we have found -- especially in children -- that physical activity can have a positive effect on mental well-being. We anticipate that this approach to care will enhance the success of treatment and foster positive changes in self-esteem."

Bayless South Phoenix Family Clinic will treat children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Services provided include:

  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services
  • Early Childhood Development Programs
  • Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents
  • Tele-psychiatry (allows clients to video-conference with care providers for faster and more affordable care)

"This new clinic will greatly increase our ability to provide proactive behavioral health services to help families in need," says Justin Bayless, President of Bayless. "As a pillar of the South Phoenix community, we want this facility to have a high impact on Valley residents, but a low impact on the environment. That's why we have opted to include several eco-friendly features. We hope that our commitment to being 'green' will inspire our clients to adopt their own green practices at home."

The new facility uses sustainable building practices and recycled building materials to minimize its impact on the environment. Some of the green, energy-saving aspects of the facility include:

  • Reused restroom partitions and countertops to decrease landfill waste.
  • No or low VOC paint to reduce toxins in the air.
  • Thicker R-30 insulation in the roof deck to reduce the clinic's energy use.
  • Solatubes that cut down on electricity use by utilizing natural light to light the building.
  • Sensors on faucets and light switches to ensure water and electricity are only be used when needed.
  • Gently used and recycled furniture.

About Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions
Founded in 1977, Bayless operates two outpatient behavioral health clinics in Phoenix. Bayless specializes in creating individualized, client-centered programs serving children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens. Bayless is recognized as a leading resource for early childhood development intiatives as well as substance abuse and sexual behavior treatment programs. Bayless operates with the mission that people of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic levels deserve the best in behavioral health services. For more information, visit or call 602-230-7373.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amendola Communications for Bayless Behavioral Health Solutions
    Lindsey Karberg
    480-664-8412 x13