Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)

 
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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyThe Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) is a private, charitable, non-profit Community Mental Health Center governed by a volunteer board of directors. MHCD works to improve well-being in the community through a focus on recovery and resilience across the lifespan by providing a comprehensive range of community-based behavioral and psychiatric services to children, youth, families, and adults. Culturally proficient services are available for:
- Homeless adults and youth
- Adults and children who are deaf and hard of hearing
- Youth at-risk for suicide
- Spanish-speaking adults, children, and families
- Adults and the elderly in nursing homes
- Individuals involved in the justice system
- Denver Public School students
- LGBTQ+ community
- People living with HIV

Services provided at the Mental Health Center of Denver include:
- Emergency and crisis services
- Psychological testing
- Assertive Community Treatment for persons with serious and persistent mental illness
- Adult and children outpatient Treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment
- Evaluation services and referrals
- HIV prevention and support
- Child and family services including in-home counseling, residential services, and early intervention services in preschools
MissionTo enrich the lives and minds of people by focusing on strengths and well-being.
HistoryThe Mental Health Center of Denver was formed in 1989 when Denver City leaders recognized the need to establish a single provider of mental health services in Denver County. At the time, there were four independent centers that consolidated into the Mental Health Center of Denver, a more efficient and responsive mental health center that better served the culturally diverse needs of Denver.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaDenver County
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall to schedule an intake appointment
Agency TypeNonprofit
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, American Sign Language, Interpretation Services Available for Other Languages
EligibilityAdult, youth, families, and children who reside in Denver; most insurance plans are accepted (including Medicaid), and services are set at a low fee for uninsured and low income residents who meet eligibility requirements.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameKaren Prestia
Contact's PositionMarketing and Communications Director
Contact's Phone(303) 504-6714
Contact's Emailkaren.prestia@mhcd.org
Physical Site Address 14141 E Dickinson Pl
Physical Site City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80222
Main Phone(303) 504-7900 (Intake Line)
Emergency/After Hours Phone1-844-493-8255 (Colorado Crisis Services; Available 24 hours/7 days a week)
Other Phone(303) 504-6500 (Administration)
EmailAccessCenter@MHCD.org
Web Addresswww.mhcd.org
 
Director Information
Director's NameDr. Carl Clark, MD
Director's PositionPresident and CEO
 
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered01/25/1996
SourceMHUW
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Affiliated Programs: 12th Ave - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
E Colfax Ave - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
El Centro de las Familias - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Emerson St for Teens and Young Adults - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Federal Blvd - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Wellshire Behavioral Services - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Affiliated Services: 24-Hour Walk-In Crisis Center (E Colfax Ave) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Adult Services (12th Ave) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Bilingual Outpatient Mental Health Services (El Centro de las Familias) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Child and Family Services (Federal Blvd) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Community Health Services (Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Outpatient Mental Health Services (Wellshire Behavioral Services) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Preschool Program (Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
Youth Mental Health Services (Emerson St for Teens and Young Adults) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)