State budget cuts to close St. Louis psychiatric emergency room - KMOV.com

State budget cuts to close St. Louis psychiatric emergency room

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer
By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) – Due to state budget cuts the emergency room at the Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center will soon close.

MPC officials are meeting with area hospitals to come up with a plan because they’re concerned that the mentally ill won’t be able to get the help they need.

The MPC treats about 2,200 patients a year from the city and 17 counties in Eastern Missouri.
 

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