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Ctr for Children’s Integrated Services, Genesee Health System
Flint, MI
Genesee Health System (GHS) Center for Children’s Integrated Services Building
Supporting families.
Improving access to behavioral health services.
Fostering medical innovation
In the wake of the Flint, MI, water crisis The Genesee Health System (GHS) needed a facility to unify its behavioral health services, improve access to behavioral health and primary care services to the underserved low- and moderate-income families of Flint, and create a central facility to develop medical innovation in the evaluation and treatment of lead poisoning.

Working closely with GHS, HED developed a design for a brand-new building that will bring all of GHS’s children’s programs under one roof, including the Neurological Center for Excellence (NCE), Child and Family Services (CFS), and the Children’s Autism Center. The new Center for Children’s Integrated Services will help reshape the physical and human landscape of Flint, ensuring that the NCE has a permanent physical home, continuing the important work of helping Flint children and their families get the access to behavioral health and primary care services they need.

The design brings together the three core children’s behavioral health programs (the NCE, CFS, and Autism Center) as well as a Community Outreach and a Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) center. HED co-located all these programs into one 60,000 sf building and utilized careful layouts to improve navigation and efficiency for patients, families and medical staff while enhancing visibility and accessibility. This facility is vital to supporting the GHS in providing services to Genesee County residents (both children and adults) with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities, and adults and children with substance use disorders.
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Results
This new center will allow families a single destination for their child’s mental health.
This facility will be integral to the continued recovery of Flint, MI as the impact of the water crisis continues to reverberate through public health.
Externally, the location is a cornerstone of the south Saginaw corridor and directly on a bus line, helping catalyze the future of the neighborhood and remaining accessible. Internally, care was taken to offer a secure drop-off area and a café, outdoor plaza, and secure playground, as well as comfortable waiting areas.
The facility will help develop medical innovation in the evaluation and treatment of lead poisoning, which will inform best practices that shape the treatment of these conditions around the world.
This new facility will expand community access to children’s behavioral health
services as well as improve the continuum of care for our patients and their
families.”
Danis Russell
CEO
Genesee Health System
Having a single, state-of-art center for quality medical care and supportive services will be a huge help for Flint families, especially as they continue to deal with challenges related to the Flint water crisis. Mott is pleased to be able to help make Genesee Health System’s vision for this new facility a reality.”
Kimberly Roberson
Flint Area Director
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Project Data
Center for Children’s Integrated Services Building 2020-06577-000
Genesee Health System
Flint, Michigan
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Structural Engineering, Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Landscape Architecture
RSF/GSF
60,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$17.8 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Louis Hartman
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Jeff Mason
    ASLA
    Project Management
  • Nicholas Clark
    RA
    Architecture
  • Kevin Doyle
    RA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture
  • Jonathan Tull
    Design
  • Matthew Majchrzak
    Associate
    Electrical Design
  • Jessi Mesalic
    NCIDQ
    Associate
    Interior Design
  • Max Drenth
    Structural Design
  • Andrea Bell
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Mark Hieber
    ASLA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Landscape Architecture
  • Megan Crawford
    PE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering
  • Jim Corsiglia
    PE, SE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Structural Engineering Leader
Improving access to behavioral health services.
Ctr for Children’s Integrated Services, Genesee Health System
Flint, MI
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Supporting families.