Psychiatric hospital offers walk-in crisis services

Kim Boe

A Grand Junction psychiatric hospital now offers walk-in mental health and addiction crisis services.

Services are available at the West Springs Hospital at 515 28 3/4 Road. Services are available daily around the clock with the exception of between 4 and 5 a.m. Assistance also can be arranged by calling the West Springs Hospital assessment and admissions line at 201-4299.

The hospital launched walk-in services after another crisis center relocated to Montrose.

“After the crisis center moved, we heard loud and clear that our communities were deeply concerned about the mental health safety net still being there for individuals in crisis,” said Kim Boe, executive vice president of West Springs Hospital. “Our hospital leadership team has worked intensively on many levels over the past several months to open this center. We saw where gaps were happening, and we are working hard to fill them.”

West Springs Hospital opened in 2005 after other psychiatric units in Western Colorado closed. The hospital expanded in 2018 with new facilities that doubled the number of patients that can be treated there on an inpatient basis. The $34 million expansion project also included dedicated child and adolescent wings, indoor and outdoor recreation spaces and enhanced visiting areas.

Since the expanded hospital opened, adult admissions have increased 30 percent and child and adolescent admissions have increased 20 percent.

West Springs Hospital is a division of Mind Springs Health, which offers outpatient mental health and addiction services through 12 offices in Western Colorado. For more information, visit www.MindSpringsHealth.org.