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Building Design and Construction

Avery Road Treatment Center

Picture of the Avery Road Treatment Center

Funding/Expenditure Schedule: APPROVED

Project Team

Montgomery County Government
Department of General Services
Section Chief
Suresh Patel
(240) 777-6179
Project Manager
Behrooz Alemi
(240) 777-6123

Please call the center at 301.762.5613 for patient or other information.

Current Phase: Design

This project provides for the planning, design and construction of a replacement facility for the existing Avery Road Treatment Center (ARTC). The existing facility provides residential substance abuse treatment for low-income County residents. The County entered into a public-private partnership with assistance from the State to complete the project.

A new service contract (along with the lease) with Potomac Healthcare Foundation (PHF) will go into effect February 1st, 2017. HHS will administer the service contract. DGS will administer the lease. Temporary relocation of most of the service off site to PHF property is expected in early 2018.

Noelker & Hull Associates, Inc., Frederick, MD , have been selected as the architect for this project and Morgan- Keller Construction will be the construction contractor. Bi-weekly design progress meetings have started.

The project is at the Construction Documents (CD) phase. Construction is currently scheduled to start in summer of 2018.

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Avery Road Treatment Center provides residential, non-hospital detoxification and intermediate care services for adults. Clients can self-refer, or can be referred by Access to Behavioral Health, jail, hospitals, or other treatment providers. Priority populations include pregnant women, individuals diagnosed as HIV+, AIDS, Hepatitis C or TB/PPD+. Also included are individuals with Child Welfare or criminal justice involvement, and those with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

The existing facility provides 20 medical detox and 40 Intermediate Care Facility beds. Capacity provided by the replacement facility may shift depending on the agreement developed under the public-private partnership.

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