Mental health care in Colorado

HealthONE's behavioral health services empower you by helping you develop coping mechanisms designed to improve your daily life skills. We then craft an individualized health program specifically tailored to fit your unique needs. We work tirelessly to ensure the person in need of care—whether they are a child, teenager, adult or senior—leaves our clinic with the tools and techniques necessary to tackle life.

If you find yourself in a panic and unable to function normally, or if you think you might hurt yourself or someone else, call 911.

Behaviors that signal the need for help

There are many reasons you may seek psychiatric support, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty managing intense emotions
  • Disruptions in daily activities, such as inability to socialize, work or perform daily tasks
  • Hallucinations or paranoid delusions that disrupt functioning
  • Hopelessness
  • Inability to adjust to life changes or recover from traumatic events, such as the loss of a relationship or job
  • Major change in personality
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
To learn more about HealthONE's mental health services, call us at (844) 556-2012.

Behavioral health services

We begin by building a community of support around you as soon as you enter our care. Upon admission to the program, you will undergo a comprehensive psychiatric and physical assessment.

After the initial assessments, an individual behavioral health treatment plan is developed. It often includes one or more of our therapy services (group, physical, recreational and occupational) as well as:

  • 24/7 coverage by board-certified physicians
  • An emphasis on family education
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Educational groups
  • Family support groups and counseling
  • Group and individual therapy and follow-up treatment
  • Loss management and relapse strategies
  • Medication management and assessment
  • Music, recreation, leisure arts and pet therapies
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Relapse prevention

HealthONE's Behavioral Health and Wellness Center

At the HealthONE Behavioral Health and Wellness Center at The Medical Center of Aurora, our unique approach to working toward total health and wellness can help you achieve a balanced life. We consider emotional, physical and medical issues, using therapies and counseling to treat the whole person through various stages of life. Our program includes mental health care for children, teens, adults and seniors.

Child behavioral health

Our program offers 24/7 treatment for children struggling with mental health and behavioral issues. Flexible treatment options are available for children who need intensive support and evaluation by a psychiatrist. Group sessions are the heart of the program and are supplemented with alternative therapies. We integrate this with education services, coordinating with your child’s school to complement their ongoing lessons.

Adolescent behavioral health

Our program offers 24/7 treatment for adolescents experiencing mental health and behavioral challenges. Individual treatment tracks are available to meet the needs of each teen, including The Summit Program for substance abuse and related disorders.

Adult behavioral health

Our adult mental health and wellness treatment program specializes in evidence-based intervention and stabilization of behavioral health conditions. We focus on identifying challenges and providing individualized treatment to prepare you or your loved one to succeed in a community setting. We provide personalized, dedicated care in a comfortable setting while giving you full access to the exceptional medical care at The Medical Center of Aurora.

Senior behavioral health

Our physician-led, interdisciplinary treatment team has developed a program specially designed for older adults ("seniors"). It has the capacity to treat individuals who may have a medical condition in addition to any challenging emotions they may be experiencing. It integrates approaches supported by the latest clinical research and practices in senior behavioral health.

Emergency mental health care

When you come to our emergency rooms (ERs), they may be loud and busy—but please do not let it deter you from seeking care when you are experiencing a mental health emergency.

Upon your arrival, our staff will need to ask you questions, and it is extremely important to answer honestly and fully so we can provide the care you need. You may also speak with many different healthcare professionals. We ask you to know that it is all in an effort to keep you safe.

ER visits can take up to several hours. If our ER staff is concerned that you are a danger to yourself, they may decide to confiscate certain personal items that could be used in an effort to harm yourself.

After your ER visit

Some patients will be discharged from the ER and be referred to a mental health professional for follow up. It is possible for other patients to be transferred to other units within our hospital or even another facility to receive further mental health care.