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Boulder County Mental Health Resources

Boulder County Mental Health Resources
Emergency Facilities
Therapists and Psychiatrists
Homeless Services and Supportive Housing
Grief Services
Criminal Justice Services
Medication and Insurance

Emergency, Inpatient, and Outpatient Facilities

Mental Health Partners
3180 Airport Rd. in Boulder
Walk-In Crisis Center available in Boulder at 3180 Airport Rd.
Mental Health Partners (MHP) provides crisis services, comprehensive outpatient services for mental illness and substance abuse for adults and children from diagnosis and psychiatric treatment to social/educational/vocational rehabilitation. MHP has access to some acute care beds, substance abuse treatment beds and respite beds but can only refer for inpatient care. They also have a Trauma Center. MHP provides case management and support for independent living. MHP takes insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and has a sliding scale for uncovered fees.

Ryan Wellness Center
1000 Alpine Ave. in Boulder
Part of Mental Health Partners, Ryan Wellness Center is a facility that offers medical, dental and behavioral health services. Contact Mental Health Partners to learn more about services provided and how to access them.

Boulder Community Hospital Mental Health
4747 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder
Offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. The short-term inpatient treatment program offers intervention and support for adults in acute emotional crisis.

Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion at BCH
4801 Riverbend Road Boulder
Offers state-of-the-art inpatient mental health units, integrative care services, and outpatient mental health services and neurology center.

Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Mental Health Institute
13123 E 16th Ave, Aurora
The Pediatric Mental Health Institute team provides a full range of behavioral and mental health services for children and adolescents including: Outpatient care, Partial hospitalization, Inpatient care, and Emergency services.

Centennial Peaks Hospital
2255 S. 88th St. Louisville
Offers psychiatric and crisis stabilization, detoxification, and other crisis services for adults and adolescents.

Devereaux Colorado
Devereux Colorado offers treatment of psychiatric, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and adolescents ranging in age from 7 to 21. Includes Rapid Stabilization Unit and Cleo Wallace on-campus school program.

ADAPT Colorado (Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment)
CU Boulder
Individuals who come to ADAPT have a wide range of concerns they may wish to discuss, such as unusual thoughts and perceptions; increased depression; social anxiety; and greater difficulty with work, school, friends, and family. Individuals who are experiencing difficulty functioning and who have a family member with a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia are also considered to be at risk and are encouraged to contact us. Ages 12-21 only.

Community Reach Center – Prevention & Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP)
Prevention & Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) is a multidisciplinary treatment team approach for youth and young adults 15 to 29 years of age who have been experiencing symptoms of psychosis for more than one week and less than one year.  

Forest Heights Lodge
Forest Heights Lodge is a private, non-profit therapeutic residential program located in Evergreen, Colorado for boys who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, academic and social issues.

Third Way Center
Third Way Center provides traumatized teens with truth in the form of accurate assessment and diagnosis, as well as hope through individual, family and group therapy, education, vocational training, parenting skills training, after care and emancipation programs, and more.

Highlands Behavioral Health System
Highlands Behavioral Health System (HBHS) is a fully licensed 86-bed psychiatric hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Serves adults and adolescents ages 11 or older. Offers acute stabilization, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care and day treatment programs for both adults and adolescents.

Behavioral Treatment Services – Center for Change (BTS)
1790 30th St. Ste. 304 Boulder
1225 Ken Pratt Blvd. Ste. 202 Longmont
Outpatient services for substance abuse and mental health, DUI services, jail based behavioral health services, and residential services in community corrections sites across Colorado.

Colorado Recovery
2820 13th St. Boulder
The services available through Colorado Recovery cover the full spectrum of client needs from diagnosis and symptom control to functioning well in work and social situations. Offers residential care, outpatient care, and transitional housing.

Rose House
Offers residential treatment services, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient services for women with substance abuse and dual diagnosis.

Clear View Behavioral Health
4770 Larimer Pkwy Johnstown
Clear View Behavioral Health is a 92-bed state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital built specifically with our patients needs in mind. We are dedicated to providing quality care to promote growth and structure for patients and families throughout the state of Colorado. We have both inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults, adolescents, and seniors. We also address chemical dependency needs and treat individuals with a dual diagnosis.

Sandstone Care
350 Interlocken Blvd. #100, Broomfield
Substance abuse treatment facility working with teens and young adults with dual diagnosis.

Sanitas Recovery Center
2595 Canyon Blvd., Suite 460 Boulder
Treatment center offers adult men and women the opportunity to build up their recovery skills through various levels of care, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. We offer our clients a mix of traditional and holistic treatment for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to substance use disorder.

Addiction treatment program including dual diagnosis treatment.

NorthStar Transitions
Drug and alcohol treatment center offering inpatient and outpatient services, including dual diagnosis treatment.

Choice House
6901 Lookout Road Boulder
Residential addiction treatment program which includes dual diagnosis treatment.

Jefferson Center
Community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider

Sutherland Bipolar Center
CU Boulder Muenzinger Building, 2nd Floor
Sliding scale fees for individualized treatment to persons with bipolar disorder and their families. Serves older adolescents and adults, through individual, family, or group therapy, psycho-education, and nutrition/exercise coaching.

Additional Treatment Centers in Boulder County


National Residential Treatment Facilities

American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA)

Dual Diagnosis Resources

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation’s listing of Intensive Treatment programs

General Services
Dial 211
2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services.

Therapists and Psychiatrists

Tips for Finding the Right Mental Health Professional

Therapists in Boulder County

Psychiatrists in Boulder County
Colorado Psychiatry Center:

Support Groups in Boulder County (in addition to those provided by and recommended by NAMI Boulder County)

Second Wind Fund
Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.

Low Cost Counseling Services

Therapists Specializing in EMDR

7 Cups
App that connects you to caring listeners and for free emotional support.

Homelessness and Supportive Housing Resources in Boulder County

Boulder Bridge House
Provides opportunities for adults experiencing homelessness to improve their lives. Work with clients proactively to connect them with access to basic needs, employment, housing and support.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless provides opportunities for housing solutions, safe shelter, food and support services for up to 160 individuals year round.

Alcohol Rehab Guide – Homeless Alcoholism

Supportive Housing

Mental Health Partners
Mental Health Partners (MHP) provides crisis services, comprehensive outpatient services for mental illness and substance abuse for adults and children from diagnosis and psychiatric treatment to social/educational/vocational rehabilitation. MHP has access to some acute care beds, substance abuse treatment beds and respite beds but can only refer for inpatient care. MHP provides case management and support for independent living. MHP takes insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and has a sliding scale for uncovered fees.

Creating individually tailored, therapeutic living environments for people with a variety of mental health challenges.

Colorado Recovery
Colorado Recovery offers 24-hour care 7 days a week in our residential treatment facility, transitional living and daily intensive outpatient services for serious mental illness in Boulder, Colorado – an area known nationwide for its beauty and environmental advantages.

Karis Community Transitional Housing
Mission: To provide a transitional community living opportunity for restoring basic life skills and improving the social well-being of individuals recovering from serious and persistent  mental illness.

Housing Partners
Low-income housing assistance; not really for mental health issues but may be helpful


Colorado Respite Coalition
The Colorado Respite Coalition (CRC) is an allied network of families, agencies and community partners working to strengthen and support caregivers of individuals with special health care needs. The CRC strives to expand respite services in Colorado for all ages, across the disability spectrum.

Grief Services

TRU Community Care
(303) 604-5300
Extensive resources for people of all ages and stages in the grief process are available to everyone in the community and are free of charge.

Criminal Justice Services

NAMI Colorado Lawline
Volunteer licensed Colorado attorneys provide limited free legal information and advice to persons who contact NAMI Colorado seeking information on issues relating to mental health law and issues directly affecting persons who have mental illness and their families or loved ones.

NAMI – Handling the Arrest of a Family Member

Medication and Insurance

Colorado Prescription Drug Discount Resources

Getting Help Paying for Medications

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Understanding Health Insurance

Denied Treatment by Insurance

Mental Health Parity

This list is meant as a starting point for individuals and families seeking mental health treatment in the Boulder County area. We do not promote specific organizations and we do not list individual treatment providers. If you have a suggested change to this list, please email

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