Overview of Mind Springs Health
Founded in 1970 in the town of Granby, Colorado, and originally known as Colorado West, Mind Springs Health is a non-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment organization with 12 locations (Aspen, Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, etc.) scattered around the state of Colorado. Mental health professionals in the mountain towns of Colorado recognized the importance of mental health care due to the rising rates of addiction and suicide and sought to provide help for the community. As part of its philosophy, the center offers client-based care and state-of-the-art treatment methods. The organization boasts of up to 95% of patients experiencing a reduction in their alcohol and drug use and implements evidence-based treatment methods when treating its patients. The center treats individuals suffering from anxiety, substance abuse, depression, suicidal thought, and many other behavioral issues. For each client, the center offers an individualized treatment plan and a diverse group of professionals as a treatment team. Additionally, the center offers a 24/7 crisis service which includes an emergency substance abuse and mental health service and local support within the area. The family services program is available for the family members of patients and provides parenting support and individualized education planning. The center also has an inpatient psychiatric program at West Springs Hospital which is scheduled to open in 2018 and aims to offer affordable treatment plans for outpatient and inpatient services.
Housing and Food at Mind Springs Health
The facility in Grand Junction, Colorado is capable of accommodating up to 32 people and has an average quality of accommodation. Each of the rooms has twin beds and furniture for storage. During accommodation, the hospital offers meals thrice daily. Though the facility offers numerous treatment options, the focus is usually on short-term care for co-occurring disorders and mental health stabilization.
The facility offers various therapy options depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:
- Inpatient Psychiatric Services
- Women’s recovery center
The organization offers psychiatric hospitalization for those in need at the West Springs Hospital which is on Colorado’s western slope. It is a stabilizing and safe environment for individuals struggling with various forms of crisis. The hospital offers a child and adolescent unit, recreational courtyards, and private, welcoming spaces. The hospital admits patients suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, manic behaviors, and a host of other mental illnesses. Patients are evaluated upon admission and a personalized treatment plan is created for each one. Patients also participate in various support groups, medication education, individual, and family therapy. The hospital does not offer treatment for substance abuse but may provide substance abuse education and referrals. Therapists, nurses, and mental health workers are available on site.
Women’s Recovery Center
This is an intensive three-month drug and alcohol transitional living program that specializes in holistic recovery. Women may have their children with them during treatment.
The following are a list of substances treated at the facility:
- Substance abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety, personality, and eating disorders
- Chronic pain
- Co-occurring disorder
The facility offers various options of therapy which include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Peer and family support
Mind Springs Health uses the sliding scale method for payment of treatment by clients which means, clients that earn less pay relatively less and clients that earn more, pay more. The sliding fee scale is for clients without insurance coverage or benefits that don’t cover the cost of treatment. The facility takes all patients, and those without the ability to pay have options as well. Financial assistance is available to clients who have been pre-approved by CICP (Colorado Indigent Care Program) and for clients who after financial verification are said to be below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. The cost of treatment varies greatly depending on the program in which a client is registered into.
Clients are advised to call the facility as Financial Counselors are available to help with payment plans and insurance benefits. Insurance and funding accepted include:
- Rocky Mountain Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- and many more
Mind Springs Health Advantages
The organization provides a well-rounded and comprehensive range of treatment options for clients seeking treatment from mental health and substance abuse disorder. The facility has qualified staffs with the necessary qualifications to treat depression and addiction in both older clients and adolescents and children.
The facility also offers chemical dependency programs as well as other programs offered making it a hospital that focuses on the treatment of dual diagnosis and mental health especially.
All the outpatient locations offer 12-step programs as well as evidence-based treatment programs that are specific to each patient’s unique needs. Having locations throughout Colorado, the facility is a good option for clients living in Colorado and seeking outpatient treatment.
Chief Medical Director
Rosen is board certified to practice psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. He is very interested and loves treating Dementia and depression is older clients (Late-life). Before working with the hospital, he worked at the University of Pittsburgh where he serves as a Professor and Chief of Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. He also served at the University of Colorado (School of Medicine) as a Clinical Professor in the psychiatric department.
Patricia holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Notre Dame University and also a degree from the University of Illinois (College of Medicine). She completed her internal medicine residency and psychiatric residency at the University of Illinois but at different times. She is board certified to practice Psychiatry and Neurology, and Geriatric Psychiatry.
Matthew teaches psycho-pharmacology in adolescents and children and is very interested in psychopharmacology, Mind-body medicine, health, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Spirituality. He is board certified to practice psychiatry and his academic interests include, mind-body medicine, health, Neuroscience, Spirituality, and many more.