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Mountain Crest Behavioral Healthcare Center


Inpatient Hospitalization

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.

Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an evening group of 10-12 people recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction.

The program is a total of 24-26 sessions over an eight week timeframe.  The group focuses on education, skill building and processing. Family groups are included once per week. Graduates from IOP can participate in our continuing care group at no cost.  The group meets each week on Wednesday nights.

Why Groups?
Group therapy is the treatment modality of choice for chemical dependency.  Research shows it is the most effect type of treatment for those in recovery.  

Does insurance pay for the program?
Yes.  Most commercial insurances have a benefit for substance abuse treatment. Contact the insurance company for information about eligibility.  We also accept self-pay clients.  Contact us for current rates.

Is IOP right for me?

  • IOP patients have a desire to stop using drugs and alcohol and a willingness to participate in the program.
  • IOP patients desire to learn how to cope with life effectively and without relying on substance use.
  • IOP patients desire to learn about the disease of addiction and the impact it has on life in recovery. 

What is the first step?
The first step is to call for an assessment.  One of our therapists will sit down with you to get some information and help to decide if IOP is right for you.  Call 970.207.4800 for an appointment.

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.

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