Newport Healthcare, a network of treatment programs for teens and young adults with primary mental disorders, has acquired PrairieCare, a Minnesota-based provider of mental health services in the Midwest.

PrairieCare, founded in 2005, offers mental health services including free mental health screenings, clinic services, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs and residential services. The company boasts nine locations throughout Minnesota, including within the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area and the southern corridor of the state. The deal aims to advance and expand mental health treatment for youth and adults.

“Newport’s national presence and substantial resources provide great opportunities for enhancing trainings, best practices, professional development, and outcomes measurement,” comments Todd Archbold, CEO of PrairieCare. “Together, we will accomplish more and advance mental health treatment for youth and adults in this country.”