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Minnesota adolescent mental health treatment facility closes abruptly


Leila Navidi, Star Tribune

The front entrance of Cambia Hills around the time of its opening in March 2020.

Cambia Hills of East Bethel, one of the few intensive mental health treatment facilities in Minnesota for high-risk adolescents, abruptly announced this week that it would shut its doors Friday.

The facility, which has struggled since opening during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been cited by state regulators for licensing violations, said it had not received a requested rate increase from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to continue operations.

"We can't continue without some sort of emergency funding," said Leslie Chaplin, chief executive of the facility's parent corporation. "We did not have any other options because I can't simply pay people to work."


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