The new location will serve children and teenagers with severe and persistent mental disorders from the municipality and region
Today, May 15, the population of Mariana has received the new Children’s Psychosocial Care Center (CAPSij). The Center is located in the historic district of the town and has been renovated. It received new areas, enabling the expansion of care, treatment, and reception of children and teenagers with severe and persistent mental disorders from the municipality and region.
The works were carried out by the Renova Foundation and are part of the commitment signed between the institution and Mariana’s Municipal Office. The Municipal Health Department will manage the new Center, at 61 Senador Bawden Street in downtown Mariana.
The site, which initially had 100 square meters, now has 300 square meters of built and furnished area. It features new consulting rooms, a nursing post and reception, and offices for health care professionals.
The Center also received an outdoor area with a garden. “This is a real differential of the new structure, which will enable the development of complementary psychosocial activities,” highlights Igor Damiani, specialist of the Renova Foundation’s Health Program.
The service in the new CAPSij will be comprehensive and carried out by a multidisciplinary team formed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, sociologists, and art therapists, as stated in the National Register of Health Facilities.
According to the Municipality of Mariana, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, face-to-face care at the CAPSij will be restricted to urgent cases and/or of high complexity. Other patients will be assisted remotely. For any questions or concerns, Mariana residents can call the following number: 3558-5494
Works during the pandemic
The works of the new CAPSij were suspended on March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic but were resumed in early April after an agreement between the Mariana Municipal Office and the Renova Foundation. The interventions were carried out following all the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. The employees returned to work respecting the minimum distance of 2 meters, the use of masks and alcohol hand sanitizer, in addition to having their body temperature measured daily. Workers belonging to high-risk groups did not return to activities.