Mindpath Health’s Chris Brengard, CEO discusses Mindpath Health’s purchase of PCSD and the future goals from Mindpath Health.

Mindpath Health is deepening its footprint in its California backyard, as the Sacramento-based behavioral care provider announced Wednesday that it has purchased Psychiatric Centers at San Diego (PCSD).

PCSD – which was founded in 1972 – bills itself as one of the nation’s largest and oldest private practice behavioral health groups, offering various care modalities such as psychiatry and psychotherapy.

PCSD operates eight locations with 124 providers in the greater San Diego area, with inpatient and outpatient services available to the adult and geriatric population, as well as for children and adolescents.

“I am excited to announce the joining of forces of Psychiatric Centers at San Diego and Mindpath Health,” Fernando Kwiatkowski, the executive vice president of PCSD’s board of directors, said in a press release issued by Mindpath. “This is a unique opportunity for us to be part of a larger, fast-growing, national organization that will facilitate access to services and deliver the highest level of care to our patients and the community as a whole.”

Mindpath operates over 90 locations with more than 950 mental health clinicians across California, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Mindpath, which was founded in 1995, provides a mix of in-person and telehealth services and also works with primary care physicians to provide coordinated care.

“We are thrilled to expand our reach in California, a core state since our organization’s inception decades ago,” Mindpath Health CEO Christopher Brengard said in the press release. “With the acquisition of respected mental health leader Psychiatric Centers, we are now able to increase access to care in greater San Diego communities, allowing them to thrive.”

Formerly known as Community Psychiatry, the company rebranded itself following its purchase last May of Durham, North Carolina-based MindPath Care Centers. The deal added 25 centers across North Carolina and South Carolina to the fold of newly-named Mindpath Health.

The company closed out 2021 with its purchase of Chandler, Arizona-based Metropolitan Neuro Behavioral Institute – which added nine more facilities to Mindpath’s portfolio – along with the acquisition of four outpatient addiction treatment programs in Ohio from Vertava Health.

“We’ll continue to be acquisitive and look at opportunities to buy strong regional providers, and build around those acquisitions through de novo growth,” Brengard told Behavioral Health Business last December.

To read the full article on Behavioral Health Business about Mindpath Health’s expansion, click here. 

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