Acadia Healthcare Pays More Than $9 Million For Property In St. Johns County

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Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare acquired three adjacent properties in St. Johns on Feb. 6 for more than $9 million with plans to build a 144-bed hospital at the site.

According to the St. Johns County online development tracker, a two-story, 99,485-square-foot Acadia Behavioral Health Hospital is planned at 132 Moon Bay Parkway.

The undeveloped properties are southeast of County Road 210, east of Interstate 95 and west of the Bridgewater community. It is less than a half-mile from Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Johns County.

There are no details about the cost of the facility or when it expects to open.

Acadia Healthcare provides inpatient, residential, detoxification and several levels of treatment for mental and behavioral disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction and methadone maintenance, according to its website.

Founded in 2005, Acadia says it is the largest stand-alone behavioral health care company in the U.S. As of September, it has 253 facilities in 39 states and Puerto Rico. It treats more than 75,000 patients daily and has a total of 11,100 beds.

Acadia, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, has about 23,000 employees.

In Jacksonville, the company operates the North Florida Comprehensive Treatment Center at 6639 Southpoint Parkway.

The facility provides medically supervised outpatient addiction treatment for those 18 years old and older. It treats addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids using a combination of methadone and similar drugs and counseling, according to its website.


Source:  Jacksonville Daily Record