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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Mental health professionals in Maine say demand for services is increasing, while access is decreasing. It's difficult for some patients to afford treatment, and find transportation to appointments.

But Spurwink Services, one of the largest mental health care providers in the state, is addressing that issue, by expanding into space in downtown Portland.

Spurwink has acquired the Behavioral Health Resources clinic in Monument Square, and will be bringing more services, including psychiatric medication management and outpatient therapy, to the clinic.

Patients are told to expect a seamless transition through the acquisition, without any changes to care.

Spurwink officials say by bringing more resources to the downtown location, they will be able to start seeing patients younger than 14.

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