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Adult Mental Health Services

Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services

The inpatient unit at Denver Health has 45 beds and serves adult patients experiencing behavioral problems, or those having difficulty meeting basic living needs due to a combination of mental, physical or substance abuse problems. Most people come to this unit on a voluntary basis, but there are times when a person is hospitalized because the risk is too great that they might injury themselves or others.

Program Details and Amenities

While a patient in the Adult Inpatient Mental Health unit at Denver Heath, you will have access to the following:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups are provided for those wishing to attend 
  • Cross-cultural communication through our interpreter service covering over 200 languages at no cost
  • Full-time occupational therapy
  • Psychological testing
  • Medical evaluation treatment
  • A variety of therapies including individual, family, group art, music and electroconvulsive therapy
  • Outdoor recreational area
  • Computers

Upon admission to the unit, our team will conduct an evaluation to learn about the patient’s health history, current symptoms and strengths. Each patient is encouraged to participate in his/her treatment plan and design strategies to improve the situation. Hospitalization is usually short-term, and we encourage patients to continue with follow-up care in the community to ensure overall good health.

Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services

Denver Health offers individual, couple, and group psychotherapy, along with medication evaluation and treatment in our Level I Outpatient Treatment Program. This program consists of less than nine hours of therapy a week. You can attend either individual or group counseling, with family or couples counseling as an optional addition.

Denver Health’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for those who have not been successful with Level I outpatient treatment or who would benefit from increased structure and duration of group therapy. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is 12 weeks in length and consists of nine or more hours of therapy per week in a group setting. Treatment includes substance abuse education and relapse prevention, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness approaches to help improve coping and prevent relapse.

Program Details and Amenities

While a patient in the Adult IOP at Denver Heath, you will have access to the following:

  • Group therapy every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
  • An individual counselor assigned who you meet with for treatment planning and counseling 
  • Option of meeting with a psychiatrist or addictions medicine specialist for evaluation and treatment of co-occurring disorders such as major depression or anxiety 
  • Option to add individual or family/couples counseling if appropriate