Co-locating and integrating high acuity mental health and substance use disorder services under one roof, all available 24/7/365.
Giving hope to individuals in need through compassionate, kind and dignified care.
Interrupting costly recidivism in hospital emergency departments and jails.
Bending the cost curve substantially for both public and private payers.
For nearly 60 years, Solvista Health has delivered healthcare services to rural Colorado communities. Today we help people get well and stay healthy at nine locations across Custer, Chaffee, Lake and Fremont Counties.
Our programs—physical health, mental health and substance use treatment—meet the complex integrated care needs of clients in a 5,000-square-mile region. The population in this region is expected to increase at a combined annual pace of 11% over the next decade.
The new Regional Assessment Center (RAC) is essential for providing effective care for people in this rapidly growing area.
Our staff and board members live and work in our communities, allowing us to understand the local needs of the people we serve.Comprehensive
We work from a holistic perspective of health. We treat people, not conditions.Accessible
We make it easy for clients to get the care they need, with nine convenient locations.Collaborative
We work with a trusted network of partners to give people access to the resources they need to thrive.
Even in the best of times, construction projects can be tricky, and I think we would all agree this past year was anything but the ‘best of times.’ COVID-19 has had a profound impact on us all, pushing our limits and challenging our resilience.
For Solvista Health, the pandemic tested our resolve to construct a pioneering crisis facility for mental health and substance abuse in our region of Colorado. Though we faced some initial delays, I am thrilled to say that we are now charging forward thanks to the perseverance, partnerships, and leadership that exemplify the very character of our amazing rural communities.
We have a very clear understanding that across southern Colorado, individuals struggling with their mental health or substance use have long been marginalized and underserved. We also understand that these individuals may be our neighbors, colleagues, friends, family and even ourselves. Directly or indirectly, we are all impacted by mental health or substance abuse over the course of our lives. It is our shared interest to offer accessible, effective and dignifying treatment for those in need.
Unfortunately, we have had a 13,000 square mile ‘donut hole’ smack dab in the middle of the state where the right treatment is not available: but no more.
Our passion is putting people first. That is why we are building a Regional Assessment Center, staffing it with the highest quality clinicians and infusing it with support services that deliver hope, respect and connection to those we will serve in every way, every day. The Regional Assessment Center will provide what has never been offered before in our communities.
Recovery and wellness are possible for those who need our help. Your philanthropy and support will bring this vision into reality. Thank you for helping us put people first and investing in the health of our community.
With your support, we can fill a critical gap in the continuum of behavioral healthcare in southern Colorado. The RAC will improve health outcomes and strengthen local systems of care. This center will reduce overall healthcare costs by providing the right level of care at the right place and time for individuals in need.
Additionally, the facility will serve as the “home base” for our regional mobile crisis teams, which also provide service 24/7/365, and for our law enforcement co-responder programs.
What’s more, with each successful outcome, the individuals, families and communities in our region will be stronger and healthier, which benefits them and our state as a whole.
It’s hard to overstate the value of helping even one person regain their health and happiness. The positive impact of improving someone’s life ripples out to so many others – their families, friends, the community and beyond.
One measure of the need for the Regional Assessment Center is the resounding support it enjoys from regional and state entities. The Regional Assessment Center has been formally endorsed and designed with input from:
We hope you will join our growing list of supporters. Together, we will realize our shared vision for recovery, health and wellness to help our rural communities thrive.