Casa de Salud Launches Mental Health Collaborative
Casa de Salud is renovating a building as a home for its Mental Health Collaborative
to provide behavioral health services primarily for immigrants and refugees who are
The building, located at 1015 S. Compton Ave. and next to its current health clinic,
is owned by Saint Louis University, which will lease the facility to Casa rent-free. Construction
of the Mental Health Collaborative building starts later this month and is slated
to be completed by next January, with service delivery beginning on Feb. 1, 2018.
Once the renovation is complete, the Mental Health Collaborative will provide space
for four partner organizations to deliver behavioral health services: Bilingual International
Assistant Services; Saint Francis Community Services; Saint Louis University Medical
Family Therapy Program; and St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.
The facility also will include incubation spaces for individual practitioners who,
in exchange for devoting a portion of their caseload to Casa’s patients, will receive
cost-free space and back-office services.
In expanding its support for Casa de Salud, Saint Louis University continues to live
its mission of service to humanity, said University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
“This new expansion of Casa de Salud hits on Saint Louis University’s core goals, serving
those who are vulnerable and most in need,” Pestello said.
“While our primary mission will always be to serve others first, this will undoubtedly
provide immeasurable experience for our students who have answered the call to serve
in communities around our country and throughout our world."
Saint Louis University is a founding and sustaining partner of Casa de Salud. In
2010, SLU transformed a building at the corner of Compton and Chouteau avenues into
a health care center to serve immigrants and refugees who are uninsured.
Casa de Salud is a nonprofit organization that facilitates and delivers low-cost,
high-quality health care for patients who do not have health insurance, with a special
emphasis on immigrants and refugees. Casa also assists patients in connecting with
existing health care providers and working with them to achieve the best possible
outcomes. For more information, call 314-977-1250 or visit CasadeSaludstl.org.