This level of care can help adults and adolescents who are a current danger to themselves or others; who may be gravely disabled due to a mental health problem; or face a challenge that can't be addressed at a lower level of care.
The patient stays in the hospital 24 hours a day. The average length of stay is four to five days.
Outpatient Clinic Services
Stress, depression, anxiety, marriage issues, family conflicts, school problems, midlife crisis, and life transitions are some of the many issues that cause people to seek out services through Mountain Crest's Outpatient Clinic.
The clinic provides a full range of behavioral health treatment. Psychiatrists are available to see patients for medication evaluations in the Fort Collins center and outlying areas by videoconferencing.
Mountain Crest also offers Stage 1 Dialetical Behavioral Therapy as an intensive treatment for complex, difficult-to-treat mental disorders.
To make an appointment directly, please call 970.207.4857.
Adolescent Residential Program
This level of care helps teens who need a longer period of time within a clinical setting away from home.
In such cases, an extended pattern of problems usually exists within school, home, self, or peers, and less intensive services have not resolved the problems. The average length of stay is three months.
The adolescent attends Mountain Crest's certified school during the residential stay.
The academic program is a Colorado Department of Education certified on-grounds school. The program applies a variety of methods to help students achieve academic success. With family consent, the school staff will help coordinate an effective transition with the student's home school.
Intensive Outpatient Program
This program helps adults learn new skills to manage a crisis or stabilize gains following a more intensive level of care.
Clients usually attend groups in the evening to accommodate work, school and family life. Programming runs two to four hours per evening for a variable number of days per week. Mountain Crest's core programming for substance abuse problems is within this program.
Substance Abuse Program
This program is based on medical criteria and can be offered to clients in all our other programs.
Most clients with substance abuse problems attend our evening Intensive Outpatient Program. The focus is on education, prevention of relapses and effective ways to deal with life stress. Clients are strongly encouraged to join Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
Since substance abuse is a family problem, families are expected to participate in treatment and be a part of the solution.