Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Services will continue for PHG consumers, transition to last through June

After decades of service, Panhandle Health Group, formerly Panhandle Mental Health Center, will be closing its doors across the Panhandle, following a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Gering.

“The consumers should have been prepared better. I know mental health is a huge issue,” Kimball County Commissioner Daria Anderson-Faden said. “It was a hard decision. If there was any other way to do this, we would have, but there really wasn’t.”

Doors will not be closed immediately and the transition is expected to take until June, according to Anderson-Faden, who sits on the PHG governing board....