Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan

 
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Colorado's behavioral health system is in the process of transformation. The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is a new cabinet-level agency, housed within the Department of Human Services, designed to be the single entity responsible for driving coordination and collaboration across state agencies to address behavioral health needs. Many behavioral health programs such as crisis services, substance use treatment, and care coordination are now administered by the BHA.

Colorado's two Mental Health Hospitals and the Forensic Services division will remain within the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health.

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About the Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan

The Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan (CMHHIFL) is one of two state psychiatric hospitals serving Colorado residents with acute mental illnesses and/or court-ordered inpatient restoration treatment. Our vision is to provide exemplary inpatient psychiatric care to residents in Colorado with acute, serious and persistent mental health needs. CMHHIFL supports hope, health and recovery through innovative, evidence-based and individualized patient care. 

CMHHIFL provides inpatient treatment to adult clients generally between the ages of 18 and 59. The hospital has 94 civil adult inpatient beds and is adding an additional 44 forensic beds in the fall of 2022 and winter of 2023. Medical, rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapy) and clinical programming are available to clients based on their treatment needs.

Mission, vision and values

Mission: To support individuals experiencing serious mental health challenges in achieving their recovery goals and reaching their full potential.

Vision: To be Colorado's premier treatment center for individuals with serious mental illness.

Values:

  • Individual dignity and respect
  • Person-centered, evidence-based care
  • Trauma-informed recovery
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Strong family and community partnerships
Contact information

3520 W. Oxford Ave.
Denver, CO 80236

Main Phone: 303.866.7066
Medical Records: 303.866.7042
Fax: 303.866.7048
Patients' Rights Advocate: 303.866.7079
Crisis Services: 1.844.493.TALK (8255) or visit the Colorado Crisis Services webpage.

Admissions

For providers looking for involuntary commitment forms, please visit the Involuntary Mental Health Treatment page.

The Colorado Mental Health Hospitals do not provide “shoppable” services as defined in Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Services Act. ‘Shoppable service’ means a service that can be scheduled by a health care consumer in advance.

For additional information on how to refer someone to the Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan, please call the Admissions Department at 303.866.7031.

Payment

Fees for service are assessed on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay. Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance pay hospital costs for eligible clients. No one is denied admission due to the inability to pay. Family and significant others are encouraged to visit the patient during hospitalization to aid in the reintegration of the patient into community life.

Compliance/QA information

CMHHIFL is accredited by The Joint Commission. As such, patient safety concerns can be reported to The Joint Commission in the following ways:

  • At www.jointcommission.org, using the "Report a Patient Safety Event" link in the "Action Center" on the home page of the website.
  • By fax to 630-792-5636.
  • By mail to The Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS), The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181.
Doctoral psychology internship at CMHHIFL

A Member of the University of Denver Internship Consortium

APPIC Number: 1176

The doctoral psychology internship at Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan (CMHHIFL) has been in existence since 1964 and has been accredited by APA (American Psychological Association - www.apa.org) since 1966. As of the 2019-2020 internship year, CMHHIFL has become affiliated with the APA-accredited program at the University of Denver Internship Consortium. The Consortium is a "partially affiliated" program that gives preference to doctoral students from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology. However, applications from other doctoral programs are actively encouraged and given full consideration. In recent years, the Consortium has regularly matched with students from various universities other than the University of Denver.

Fort Logan has a long history of training exceptional professionals in psychology. Over the years, we have trained interns who have gone on to assume leadership positions in public sector psychology. A few of our local outstanding graduates include Dennis Kleinsasser, former Director of Clinical Services at the Colorado Department of Corrections, Mike Ketchen, former Director of Psychology at CMHHIP, Richard Onizuka, former Clinical Director of Asian-Pacific Development Center, and Harriet Hall, President and CEO and former Executive Director of Jefferson County Mental Health Center. On a national level, former interns include Patrick DeLeon, former Executive Aide to Sen. Inouye (Hawaii) and editor of the journal Professional Psychology and Jeff Barth, Former President of National Academy of Neuropsychology and Chair of Department of Psychology at VA.

Several interns who have graduated from our program have gone on to become part of our staff, including our current Assistant Director of Internship Training. A number of recent intern graduates have gone go on to very successful careers at the Mental Health Center of Denver, U.S. Navy, and the West Point Military Academy, to name just a few.  

Learn more and apply for the doctoral psychology internship at CMHHIFL

Careers at CMHHIFL
We want you on our team. The Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan has multiple positions to fill, including registered nurses, client care aides, mental health clinicians, dining services and more. Check out our current openings.
What's new at CMHHIFL

Following a historic 2022 legislative session, CMHHIFL has received funding to expand our services and client population: 

HB 22-1303 provided funding to renovate an unused wing at CMHHIFL for an additional 16 inpatient beds to be used for competency restoration treatment in order to help decrease the backlog.

The Long Bill appropriated funding for an additional 44 new beds at the CMHHIFL to be used for competency restoration services.

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