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Mental Health & Addiction Treatment for Children, Teens & Adults

The Mental Health Services team of more than 20 psychologists and psychiatrists assesses, evaluates and treats patients with emotional and substance abuse disorders in a supportive and healing environment. Our comprehensive services include adult and adolescent inpatient services, community detoxification, outpatient therapy programs, psychiatric emergency services, and mobile crisis services.

Children and Adolescents

Our adolescent and child psychiatry program consists of a 16-bed inpatient unit for children in need of hospitalization, as well as outpatient therapy. The STEP Program (Substance Abuse Treatment Education and Prevention Program) provides outpatient, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment to clients ages 12-21.


Adults experiencing behavioral problems or having difficulties due to a combination of mental, physical or substance abuse problems are cared for on our 41-bed dedicated hospital unit. Patients work with their providers to develop an action plan and implement strategies to improve their situation.

At scheduled appointments, the adult mental health team provides family, group, and individual therapy, along with medical evaluation treatment focusing on improving self-care, social and emotional functioning.

Integrated Primary Care

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed clinical social workers in the Denver Health primary care clinics can provide consultation and short-term therapy for mental health or substance use conditions. They can also assist patients with making health behavior changes such as stopping the use of tobacco or losing weight.

Contact Mental Health Services

For more information about Mental Health Services at Denver Health and how to access services for children and adults, call 303-602-HELP (4357).

STEP Program for Teens

Adolescent Inpatient Care

The STEP (Substance Abuse Treatment Education and Prevention) program is designed to help teens who are experiencing severe substance abuse problems that interfere in their lives.

At Denver Health, our dedicated 16-bed Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit cares for children ages 8 to 17 with significant emotional and behavioral health issues.