Larimer County Behavioral Health Facility

, Larimer County

Fort Collins, CO

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Larimer County Behavioral Health Facility (LCBH) is a collaboration between Larimer County, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, UC Health and SummitStone Partners in an effort to change the paradigm of behavioral health within their community. The County began with a community assessment, with input from their partners and the Larimer County Criminal Justice Services to redesign the way individuals with mental and behavioral health needs seek treatment.

The new LCBH facility will be located on 30+ acres of open space, allowing for inspiring yet comforting views of the Front Range and will enable campus growth for additional treatment, supportive housing and community functions. It will serve the immediate need for substance abuse withdrawal services, crisis care and short term residential beds within the new 56,000 square foot facility. Patients seeking care will be brought directly to the new center by walk-in, law enforcement or first responders through newly redesigned decision tree protocol. All patients will visit the behavioral health triage hub, where they will undergo an extensive medical and behavioral health assessment to determine the right level of care and setting for that individual. Once the assessment has been completed, patients will have access to a Care Coordination team to assist with community placement, the new 16-bed Social Detox, Medical Detox, Crisis Stabilization or short-term Intensive Residential units or the 23-hour Observation area. The new facility will also house a retail pharmacy, lab and administration to provide coordinated patient-centric care.

The design of the new building embraces the natural surroundings, with a direct view to a large outdoor area and Horsetooth Reservoir. Warm, rich materials create a soothing and therapeutic environment both inside and out. Ample indoor and outdoor activity and treatment spaces for games, art, yoga, gardening and fitness are located throughout and are flooded with natural light. The new facility will truly be a place of wellness and healing for the Larimer County community.

Building Facts

  • 58,600 SF
  • 56 acute beds