Acute Care Facility at the Longview Campus off to a successful start

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On Dec. 2, the Acute Care Facility at Larimer County’s Longview Campus opened to accept patients who are experiencing a self-defined crisis related to mental health or substance use. This marks a new era of behavioral health care services available in Larimer County.

Between Dec. 2 and Jan. 6, we have already seen approximately 500 people access our Behavioral Health Urgent Care, with 200 of those being admitted and the others receiving triage and stabilization that met their needs without requiring overnight stays.

The facility, located at 2260 W. Trilby Road, Fort Collins, opened with 20 beds and 10 exam rooms in our behavioral health urgent care, and last week we were able to open an additional 8 beds to expand the capacity for services.

We currently have a 23-hour observation unit, a crisis stabilization unit, and a withdrawal management (also known as detox) unit operating in the facility.

So far, the vast majority of patients have been walk-ins. The facility is open 24/7/365 to help meet our community’s needs anytime, day or night, weekends and holidays. Additionally, clients have engaged with services through our Mobile Response and Co-Responder teams, law enforcement, hospitals, and internal and external referrals including shelters, community programs, primary care physicians, and the urging of loved ones.

We are so proud to be able to bring this facility online for the community as we know the behavioral health needs continue to grow. The Acute Care Facility has added much needed crisis stabilization capacity in Larimer County for those struggling with mental health and substance use concerns. We continue to work with our law enforcement, hospital and EMS partners to ensure that this facility can be part of the community solution for addressing a rising behavioral health crisis and being a safe place for people to access care at any time.

We are grateful for your support of our new facility and will work to continue to provide high quality behavioral health services to Larimer County. The following articles provide more in-depth information about our new facility and the excellence in care we strive to provide as a leader and voice for behavioral health in Northern Colorado.