West Springs Hospital

A safe and stabilizing environment for those facing an emotional or situational crisis which impairs  judgment or the ability to remain safe.

The only psychiatric hospital on Colorado’s Western Slope
West Springs Hospital is recognized for its skill in treatment and it’s compassionate, professional staff. With a reputation for successful stabilization of symptoms and positive outcomes, West Springs Hospital treats patients of all ages from across the state of Colorado and its neighboring states and offers special accomodations for children and adolescents.   With just 32 beds available,  West Springs Hospital sees an overwhelming need for them on a daily basis.  Nationally, the average is 14 beds for every 100,000 people.  Colorado averages 10 beds per 100,000; on the western slope, it is 6.


Our Goal
Build stability in individuals as quickly as possible through personalized, comprehensive, cost-effective treatment plans for inpatient services and outpatient support.  Our guiding principles are to treat all with respect, manners, kindness and professionalism.

Admissions
Admission is available 24/7/365. Physician-to-physician referrals are available. Individuals may be admitted on either a voluntary or involuntary basis. Involuntary admissions typically occur when one is a danger to self or others, or when one becomes gravely disabled and unable to execute the normal activities of daily life.

At West Springs Hospital we treat patients with a variety of mental health conditions and concerns, including the following:

  • Suicidal feelings/thoughts/attempts/threats and/or risks of self-harm
  • Homicidal intentions, threats or violent acts
  • Psychotic symptoms including auditory, tactile or visual hallucinations
  • Being ‘gravely disabled’ & unable to make decisions to keep oneself safe due to altered mental status
  • Depression that negatively affects daily functioning
  • Paranoia that negatively affects daily functioning
  • Feelings of extreme anxiety or panic
  • ‘Manic’ behaviors and  symptoms
  • Delusional thinking that puts oneself or others at risk
  • Return of symptoms due to discontinuing psychiatric medications

Preparing for Admission
If you or a loved one is preparing for admission  consider these suggestions:

  • Please bring up to three (3) complete changes of clothing, including socks, bedtime clothing, underwear, seasonal outerwear and shoes, including gym shoes for recreation time.  Please note underwire bras are not permitted.
  • Bring personal care items such as hair brush/comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, notebook, stamps, paperback books, special pillow or blanket.
  • Please DO NOT bring belts, shoelaces, clothing with drawstrings, cell phones, digital and electronic devices including music players, hardback books, jewelry, cash or anything of value.

Treatment
Upon admission, each patient is thoroughly evaluated and re-assessed daily with his or her personalized treatment team to determine progress toward discharge goals. A patient’s individual needs & circumstances determine the length of their stay.

Psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, mental health workers, social workers and case workers come together as a personalized treatment team to assist our patients and their support systems in a variety of areas including family dynamics, social and medication issues, and discharge and post-discharge planning. Individuals may participate in various support groups, based on their diagnosis, level of functioning and specific treatment needs as identified by the treatment team.

Our treatment programs include an intensive range of modalities including medication management, medication education, individual therapy, family therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation education and case management services.  While many people who have a psychiatric disorder may also have a substance abuse disorder, we are not a substance abuse treatment hospital.  We do provide education and referrals for specific substance abuse concerns.

Sample Daily Schedule

6:00am Wake Up
6:30am Vital Signs Check
7:30am Housekeeping/Activities of Daily Living
8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Community Meeting/Daily Goals Group
9:00am Exercise Group
9:30am Substance Abuse /Interpersonal Groups
10:15am Snack
10:30am Safety Plan Group
11:00am Mindfulness Group
11:45am Break

Noon Lunch
1:00pm Therapist Group
1:45pm Journal/Reading Rest Period
3:00pm Snack
3:15p Activities
4:00pm Nurses Group
4:45pm Break

5:00pm Dinner
5:30pm Visiting Hours Begin
6:30pm Visiting Hours End
7:00pm Vital Signs check
8:30pm Wrap Up Group, Snack
9:15pm Medications, Clean Up
9:30pm Activities of Daily Living
10:00pm Lights Out

Family Participation
Families and significant others are highly encouraged to participate in their loved ones’ treatment and it is a required for families of child and adolescent patients. Family involvement is imperative to a minor’s treatment and ensures better outcomes for the patient. All efforts are made to help the patient’s support system understand his or her illness from a multi-dimensional perspective that ultimately promotes healing and stability.

Access our Family Guide to learn more about the support services available to all of our patients’ family members.

Visiting
While your loved one is a patient in our hospital we encourage you to call and visit. Having visitors helps patients feel supported and cared for by those who are important in their lives. Because of limited space, we ask that you call ahead and schedule your visit in advance.

VISITOR HOURS

  • North Building D Adults: (10 minutes each)
    • 5:30 – 6:30 pm Daily
    • 11:15-12:05 pm Saturdays and Sundays only
  • North Building D Minors: (30 minute block)
    • 1st Session: 5:30 – 6:00 pm Daily
    • 2nd Session:  6:00 – 6:30 pm Daily
  • South Building C Adults: (10 minutes each)
    • 5:30 – 6:30 pm Daily
    • 1:15-2:05 pm Saturdays and Sundays only

All visitors must be aged 12 or older, and only immediate family members are allowed visitation with all patients under the age of 18.
Please leave all valuables in your car. Purses, backpacks, keys, cell phones, pens, pencils, illegal items and outside food and drink are not allowed in the hospital. Please refer to the list of items in the Family Guide considered contraband and leave them at home or in your car.

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Physician-to-Physician Referrals Available

24/7 ADMISSIONS
(970) 263-4918

515 28 3/4 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501