About Be Well OC Irvine
Be Well OC is set to expand its unique brand of health and wellness with the opening of a second campus in Irvine. Our goal is to become a vital part of Orange County’s robust healthcare ecosystem responding to the community’s mental health and wellness needs and offering services to all OC residents. We are serious about wellness – of the body and the mind.
Be Well OC Irvine is the second campus in Orange County, developed through a public-private partnership, between Be Well OC, the County of Orange, CalOptima, hospital partners, and multicultural and multifaith partners. The campus will support a mental health ecosystem for children, adolescents, families and adults in Orange County.
The Be Well OC Irvine campus is located on 22-acres of county owned property, on the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, at 8001 Marine Way.
The Campus’ design is modern, simple, warm and inviting—seamlessly integrating indoor areas and extensive outdoor gathering areas, classrooms, gardens, and activity spaces. The outdoor environment will also foster community engagement and wellness. From the gardens to the walking paths, the open lawn, gathering and lounging area, and the regionally appropriate landscaping, the connectivity of outdoor and indoor promotes wellbeing, creating a sense of dignity, belonging and calm.
February 2023 – site preparation began
This phase of work included existing building abatement, demolition, and rough grading. An architectural photographer documented the existing buildings prior to demolition and the heritage of the site will be incorporated into the final design elements.
Summer 2023 – Construction contractor selection
Selected through competitive process for Area 1.
Summer 2023 – Marine Way Road improvements began
Close collaboration with the County of Orange, City of Irvine, FivePoint, and Second Harvest on the Marine Way road improvements.
October 2023 – Groundbreaking Event
October 2023 – construction on Area 1 begins
Including new utility infrastructure, building construction and site landscaping
Early 2025 – Area 1 of the campus is anticipated to open.
Campus Master Plan
The Irvine campus has been thoughtfully designed to bring dignity to the mental health journey.
It will provide clinical care and wrap-around support services, to assist families in navigating the complexities of the system of care. We envision classrooms, educational and training spaces, consultation & counseling spaces and others multi-purpose areas that offer community engagement and collaboration.
Services will be available across all age ranges and clinical needs and allow for the integration of indoor treatment areas with a variety of outdoor healing environments.
Be Well OC has engaged four critical stakeholder groups: (1) first responders and hospitals, (2) community – consumers/patients and families, (3) clinical professionals, and 4) community-based services organizations.
The campus will support a full continuum of care including wellness & prevention, residential treatment, and urgent care services.
Be Well OC is proud to work with leading care providers and organizations in Orange County.