West Springs Hospital

is a safe, secure and state-of-the-art healing environment for those who suffer from a mental health disorder. Our skilled and compassionate treatment team, headed by Medical Director Frank Lotrich, MD PhD, are experts in trauma-informed care and passionate about helping our patients stabilize and heal.

We believe that every person admitted to West Springs Hospital has unique issues that require a personalized and specialized approach. Customized treatment plans may or may not include medication, and all patients are provided an intensive program of therapies and activities to actively participate in, ranging from physical exercise to art and color (chroma) therapy, to evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

For Children & Adolescents

Seeing children and young adults struggle with behavioral or mental health problems is heartbreaking and West Springs Hospital offers a dedicated wing and specialized programs for children, adolescents and teens. Board-certified psychiatrists lead an experienced team of professionals in providing intensive therapies, social activities and psychosocial education for our young people.

Family involvement is a critically-important element in the treatment of children and teens and even though visitation is different during the pandemic, parents and guardians are required to take an active role in their child’s care plan, treatment and recovery.

For Adults of All Ages

An intensive range of programs includes daily individual therapy with a member of the medical team, group activities, medication management, psychoeducation to help better understand one’s symptoms and motivational interviewing to increase engagement, distress tolerance & safety, and decrease avoidance. It is anticipated that Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) will be available before 2020 is over, making it the only Colorado facility west of Denver accepting new clients for this impactful therapy.

The average length of stay for an adult at West Springs Hospital is about 6  days.

For those with a Dual Diagnosis

West Springs Hospital’s dual diagnosis program treats individuals suffering from a psychiatric disorder with a co-occurring addiction/substance use disorder, and can be used to stabilize and address root causes of the problems.

What to Expect
Treatments and Therapy
Medications

West Springs Observation Unit

Available for adult patients needing monitoring and not full hospitalization services. Contact Assessment and Admissions at 1.970.201.4299