What to Expect
What you can expect after making your assessment appointment with Centennial Peaks Hospital:
Welcome to Centennial Peaks Hospital. Please check in with our front desk receptionist upon arrival.
- You will be coming to Centennial Peaks Hospital for a 45 min – 1 hour complimentary level-of-care assessment. A licensed mental health professional will gather information and will work with you to determine your treatment needs. A loved one is welcome to come to the assessment; however, you will be seen individually as well as with your family (if appropriate).
Three things could happen after your assessment is completed:
- If a recommendation is made for you to attend outpatient (once/week) treatment, you will be provided resources to make an appointment with a mental health or chemical dependency professional in the community.
- If our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) either for Mental Health or for Chemical Dependency is recommended, we will check your insurance benefits for this program and schedule when you will come in for your first session.
- If you require inpatient stabilization, you will fill out admission paperwork and be admitted following your assessment. Most often, patients needing inpatient treatment are voluntary. Occasionally patients will need to be put on an M1 Hold. Being placed on an M1 Hold means that a Centennial Peaks Hospital physician has determined, along with your assessor, which you need to be kept in a safe environment for up to 72 hours.
If you are admitted to Centennial Peaks Hospital:
- You will be brought back to the unit to see a nurse – who will take your vital signs and share information with you. You and your belongings will be searched to ensure safety on the unit.
- Your family can accompany you back to the unit; however will not be able to stay for long as your treatment will need to begin.
- Rooms are designed for two person occupancy.
- A medical doctor is required to see you within 24 hours of your admission.
- You will be assigned a Social Worker, who will coordinate your care (including scheduling family meetings, and working on your discharge plan). Your family/support system is a very important part of your treatment.
- Regular, supervised outside breaks, for adult patients, are available on our outside patios. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at specific scheduled times. Lighters are provided, cigarettes are not.
- You will begin to attend group meetings as soon as you are able. These meetings are educational (i.e. medication education), therapeutic (i.e. development of coping skills) or experiential (i.e. art/music therapy).
- Visiting hours are available evening and weekends on all units. Please call your unit to inquire about specific visiting hours. Visitors must give any personal items they bring for patients to the staff. For safety reasons, all items must be searched. Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit. For adolescents, only parents/legal guardians may visit.
- If you have brought medications with you, please show them to the nurse upon admission. Medications that we already have in stock in our pharmacy will be sent home. If you are taking a medication that we do not stock, we will keep it in our medication room and obtain a physician’s order to dispense it to you.
- For the safety of our patients, their families and our staff, Centennial Peaks Hospital is a locked facility.
- In order for your friends and family to communicate with inpatient staff, they must have your patient identification number. This number will be provided on admission.
What you can and cannot bring onto the unit:
- Cell phone use is restricted. It is best to leave your cell phone at home or send it home with a family member. No lap tops are allowed.
- You may bring a limited amount of clothing. Items with strings, glass, metal, spikes, certain zippers or any other unsafe characteristics will not be allowed on the unit. A jacket or sweater may be needed. We recommend you bring a pair of tennis shoes or rubber sole shoes. Electric razors are permitted. Shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste are provided.
- Please send valuables home with family members. We also have a safe available if needed.
- Other items not allowed: matches, sharps, glass objects such as vases or picture frames, weapons or objects which could be used a weapons, prescription or street drugs, alcohol or products containing alcohol (such as perfume), electric appliances and aerosol cans.
Your contacts at Centennial Peaks Hospital:
- Intake Department: 303-666-2088
- Adolescent Unit: 303-666-2032
- Adult Unit: 303-666-2029
- Chemical Dependency Recovery Unit: 303-666-2011
- Intensive Treatment Unit: 303-666-2026
- Business Office: 303-666-2010
- Patient Advocate: Renee Lambert – 303-666-2082
Centennial Peaks Hospital Accreditation:
- Joint Commission — http://www.jointcommission.org/
- Division of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division — http://www.cdhs.state.co.us