More mental health services for adolescents & adults in Aurora

The summer of 2016 the Medical Center of Aurora did something desperately needed to help adolescents with mental health issues. The hospital added 20 beds to its Adolescent Unit.

“The bottom line is kids need treatment, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Dr. Scott Adams, Director of Youth services and Quality with Behavioral Health Services at the Medical Center of Aurora.

Dr. Adams says there is a drastic shortage of in-patient acute psychiatric help for adolescents and the need goes up during school time. It’s a time when many needs are identified.

The unit uses a multi-disciplined approach with in-patient treatment for the whole person in a welcoming environment.

In November, the north campus (where all behavioral health services are housed) also added partial hospitalization services for both adolescents and adults.

For more information call: (303) 360-3125

For the Crisis Assessment Team at the Medical Center of Aurora call: 1-844-556-2012