Acute treatment units

Consumer resources
Information about specific facilities
Provider resources
Licensure and requirements
  • People in need of short-term, acute psychiatric care but who don't require inpatient hospitalization.
  • Intensive and individualized services, such as crisis management and stabilization, in a secured residential setting.
Licensed staff routinely on-site
  • Nurses, social workers, professional counselors.
Joint agency oversight
  • We issue licenses on the basis of program approval from the Department of Human Services (DHS) and compliance with our regulations.
  • Facility must be designated to initiate an involuntary hold on a person with a mental illness (also termed "27-65 designation").
  • DHS Division of Mental Health (303-866-7400) oversees clinical and treatment components:
    • Admission and discharge.
    • Staffing.
    • Treatment.
    • Medical records.
    • Client rights.
  • Our Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division ensures facility compliance with non-clinical and physical plant requirements:
    • Emergency preparedness.
    • Infection control.
    • Dietary services.
    • Linen and laundry services.
    • Interior and exterior environment.
    • Fire safety.