Jan. 24, 2020

Axis Health System receives support from many local sources

Axis Health System (AHS) is grateful for ongoing support from Southwest Colorado towns, cities and other agencies. This support allows our care teams to continue providing crisis care to the community through the Acute Treatment Center (ATU), located at Crossroads at Grandview in Durango. Local support also helps maintain and expand evidence-based behavioral health programs, such as Senior Reach and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), which help some of the highest-needs patients in our region.

Many thanks to the following sources of local support:

  • La Plata County
  • Montezuma County
  • San Juan County
  • Dolores County
  • Archuleta County
  • City of Durango
  • City of Cortez
  • Town of Bayfield
  • Town of Ignacio
  • Town of Mancos
  • Town of Pagosa Springs
  • Town of Dolores
  • Town of Silverton
  • Town of Dove Creek
  • Upper San Juan Health Service District

Here are some of the programs and facilities that are made possible with this local support:

  • Acute Treatment Unit: Our Acute Treatment Unit (ATU) provides a secure and safe environment for individuals who are experiencing mental health symptoms that prevent them from functioning safely in the community. Our unit is staffed with a psychiatrist, therapist, residential case managers and nurses. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call our 24/7 support line: 970.247.5245.

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): ACT is an intensive, long-term program designed for patients with a history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, risk for additional hospitalizations and a mental illness that causes significant impairment in activities of daily living. The program provides team-based care with a low patient-to-staff ratio and a high level of community-based interventions. The treatment team consists of a designated psychiatrist, nurse, therapist, case manager and peer specialist. For more information, call 970.403.0180.

  • Senior Reach: This program for La Plata County residents offers support for the well-being, independence and dignity of older adults, including: short-term counseling, connection and referral to resources, depression screening and short-term treatment, and support and education for family members regarding Alzheimer's/dementia. To become a community partner or to access Senior Reach services, call 970.335.2217.

Axis Health System provides quality healthcare across the lifespan in Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, San Juan and Archuleta counties. AHS has seven locations in Southwest Colorado and offers primary, behavioral and oral healthcare, and crisis response and stabilization. www.AXIShealthsystem.org

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Axis Health System will make a meaningful difference in the health of Southwest Colorado residents by integrating all aspects of healthcare and treating the whole person.