Accessing and Expanding Valley View’s Behavioral Health Care Network

Behavioral health services at Valley View are available to patients of our primary care practices with a provider referral. At each practice our behavioral health team is integrated into how we care for each patient. Often, in working with patients, our Valley View providers will identify a behavioral health need, such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. That provider can immediately access the skills and tools of the behavioral health team, providing in the moment support for that patient as well as the option for short term one-on-one traditional therapy visits. This whole-person approach to care gives patients the help they require without delay.

In May 2024, Valley View added three behavioral health advocates at Women’s Health, Internal Medicine and Roaring Fork Family Practice through a State of Colorado grant award. In total Valley View now has 14 mental health providers: three psychiatric providers at Valley View Psychiatry, five licensed clinicians who work on our hospital crisis team, five licensed behavioral health clinicians in our primary care practices (Valley View Internal Medicine, Pediatric Partners, Roaring Fork Family Practice, Eagle Valley Family Practice and Silt Family Practice), one licensed behavioral health clinician in Women’s Health and one licensed behavioral health clinician in the Calaway-Young Cancer Center. We also have support from our behavioral health advocates (two of whom are bilingual), as well as one community health worker.

If needed, behavioral health advocates can work with providers to access outside community organizations to support non-medical needs like transportation, food assistance and linkage to support groups. Psychiatric services are available through referral and consultations with primary care providers.

Additionally, Valley View is committed to Zero Suicide, a framework for improving services to patients and community members struggling with suicide. Valley View Emergency Department is a safe place for community members facing a suicidal crisis 24/7. Valley View also has robust partnerships with community mental health crisis resources including Aspen Hope Center, Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital, to refer patients when needed. There is also a new national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, offering 24/7 call, text and chat support for patients from any location at any time of day.

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