Governor Visits Elko Behavioral Health Clinic

(Elko) – Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak discussed community concerns during a meeting with Vitality Integrated Programs CEO Ester Quilici and VIPS staff and board members. Untreated mental illness and addition are underlying issues for many social problems leading to crime, poor health, poverty and suicide. The newly-elected Democrat promised to delve into licensing delays and funding gaps that have prevented mental health professionals from serving rural communities.

 Vitality Integrated Programs CEO Ester Quilici describes services offered by the Elko behavioral health clinic as Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak listens. Matt Strammel is a VIPS Advisory Board Member. The center offers a 24-hour mobile crisis unit and can be reached at 775-401-1027.

Nevada First Lady Kathy Ong smiles during a light exchange as health care professionals and concerned community members meet at Vitality Integrated Programs in Elko to discuss access to mental health.

VIPS CEO Ester Quilici welcomes Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak during a visit to Elko on Friday, February 1st. The center is located at 215 Bluffs Avenue, Suite 200.

Elko Police Captain Tyler Trouten and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s Public Relations Director Francisco Morales listen as officials discuss high suicide rates in Elko County.

(D) Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak outlines priorities during a meeting in Elko with mental health professionals and advocates.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Ong alongside VIPS Counselor Dave McCormack.

Governor Sisolak enjoys an exchange with a family at the Elko office of Vitality Integrated Programs – a behavioral health clinic. The Governor spoke briefly with the child in Spanish.

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