About Polara Health


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

1966:The Clinic is established by a group of visionary volunteers, and borrows office space in a building on Marina Street

1984:Cortez Clinic, our first permanent facility, opens

1986: WYGC Foundation is created to support current WYGC programs, to pursue new initiatives to expand services in the community, and to raise awareness on topics of behavioral and health issues

1989:WYGC opens an inpatient psychiatric facility and residential addiction treatment program called Hillside Center.

1998:An apartment building is acquired and turned into Haddon House – a transitional, supervised housing unit for persons diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

2000:WYGC purchases a modular building on Ruth Street for outpatient psychiatric services, and opens the Prescott Valley Campus – a permanent service site on Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley

2005:Long-time CEO Don Ostendorf steps down, and Larry Green becomes CEO in his stead

2008:Under Green’s leadership, WYGC opens the Medicare A certified and Joint Commission accredited Windhaven Psychiatric Hospital in Prescott Valley

2012:Administrative offices open in Prescott Valley

2015:Chino Valley Outpatient Center opens

2017:The Crisis Stabilization Unit opens in Prescott Valley

2019: Green retires after 14 years of leadership and Tamara Player becomes CEO of WYGC.

2021: Under the direction of CEO, Tamara Player, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic undergoes a rebrand and becomes Polara Health.


PHYSICAL LOCATIONS

We have nine physical locations throughout Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Chino Valley and are open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

PRESCOTT LOCATIONS

  • Cortez Clinic:
    505 South Cortez St.
  • Haddon House:
    711 Hillside Ave.
  • Hillside Center:
    642 Dameron Dr.
  • Ruth Street Office:
    625 Hillside Ave.

PRESCOTT VALLEY LOCATIONS

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit:
    8655 E. Eastridge Dr.
  • Windhaven Psychiatric Hospital:
    3347 N. Windsong Dr.
  • Windsong Center:
    3345 N. Windsong Dr.
  • Administrative/HR Building:
    3343 N. Windsong Dr.

CHINO VALLEY LOCATION

  • Chino Valley Clinic
  • 555 W. Road 3 North