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Walk-In Crisis Stabilization

What Defines a Mental Health Crisis?

A mental health crisis occurs when one feels that they have no hope or control in their life or that a mental illness has gotten out of control. Crisis may involve depression, anxiety, grief, hallucinations, mania, addiction or thoughts of harm to themselves or others. Crisis is the real feeling of overwhelming emotional or behavioral helplessness. A crisis is determined by the state of the person in distress, not the feelings of those around them.

Acute Care Campus Crisis Center

When a friend or family member is in a mental health crisis, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. Most often, the person in crisis will end up in an emergency room. While this is a solution, it is not the most conducive setting for getting a person help or into the direct care or supervision of a mental health professional. Our Acute Care Campus provides three levels of care:

  • Walk In Center: operates 24/7/365 and is run by our professional staff who will help ease situations and work with you to connect to appropriate services, like making an appointment with your regular mental health provider, stabilization or hospitalization.
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit: Bridge House provides a safe, comfortable place to stay while receiving intensive crisis services. The typical stay is 2-3 days.
  • Bridge Acute Treatment Center (ATU): If inpatient care is needed, the ATU can provide more intensive service. A typical stay is 3-5 days. It is designed for individuals whose behaviors and/or symptoms of their mental illness are creating a crisis for them, their families or others. See Referral Guide.

The facility houses a 16-bed acute treatment unit (ATU) that handles psychiatric crises and emergencies for adults in need of immediate, short-term stabilization. Our modern facility provides 24/7 psychiatric and nursing care, a 23-hour observation room, and the ability to handle mental health holds. We are a lower-cost alternative to psychiatric hospitalization; both short- and long-term stays are possible.

Insurance Accepted:

We accept self-payment, Medicaid and most private insurance plans, including:

Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS), CHP+, Cigna, Great West Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, LifeSynch (Humana), OPTUM/United, Behavioral Health, OPTUM/TriCare, Pacificare, Rocky Mountain UFCW/Mines & Associates, Value Options.

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An individual who is undergoing a psychiatric crisis and/or is at risk of harming himself or others may be a candidate for Bridge ATU. Medical clearance within 24 hours, as well as insurance authorization or private payment arrangements, is required prior to admission.

Photo Gallery - Acute Care Campus

  • Acute Care Campus A view of both buildings, Bridge House in the back, Santa Fe House to the left.
  • Santa Fe House Front View
  • Santa Fe House Exterior View
  • The Great Room (alt2)
  • The Great Room (alt)
  • The Great Room Newly remodeled to suit the needs of our guests.
  • Walk in lobby
  • Santa Fe House Back Porch Beautiful views off the back patio stretch over a lake with plenty of wildlife.
  • Arts & Crafts Room Express yourself in the art room. Art is great therapy!
  • Acute Care Bedroom Quarters Comfortable sleeping areas for our guests.
  • Main Room Gathering Area, large space with relaxing design. Central area between all spaces.
  • Entertainment Room HD Television, XBOX 360 and comfortable new furniture.

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To Access Our Services, Call Us (303)-504-7900

To schedule a first time appointment at Mental Health Center of Dever for yourself, your child or a loved one, contact our Access Center by calling (303)-504-7900.

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Need Help Now?

Call Us 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number
1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255.

Visit a Walk-In Center

Colorado Crisis Services operates 5 walk-in crisis centers across metro Denver. These centers are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. Click here for more information.


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