About Mind Springs Health

Vision

We envision health and wellness in our communities.

Mission

It is our mission to provide access to quality mental health and substance abuse services, enhancing recovery and resilience in individuals, families and communities.

Values

  • Strength created through local partnerships, with collaboration & education
  • Integrity and accountability in all we do
  • Outcomes driven
  • Responsible financial stewardship
  • Leadership in physical and behavioral health care integration
  • Culture of Trauma Informed Care
  • Focus on exceptional customer service

In 1970 the western slope town of Granby was rocked by 4 suicides within a very short period of time.  Residents and professionals decided that no more time could be lost in getting resources to vulnerable individuals, and an entity named ‘Colorado West’ was born.

A private, not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, that once was known as Colorado West has been transformed into Mind Springs Health.  Doors were first opened in 1972, primarily funded federally by the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) for the first 8 years until fiscal support for mental health shifted largely to individual states.

Today, we are dependent upon revenue from client fees & insurance, federal, state and local contracts, foundation and corporate grants and the generosity of people like you.

We provide mental wellness, behavioral change and substance abuse treatment & services to a 23,000 square mile area in northwestern Colorado, from the Continental Divide to the Utah state border, with offices in 13 cities and towns along the western slope.  We also have the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City, West Springs Hospital.

2005 was a landmark year for the organization as our TeleHealth network expanded to reach our entire 10-county area and the psychiatric hospital opened its doors in reaction to psychiatric units in Grand Junction, Montrose and Durango closing.  With Colorado currently offering 40% less psychiatric beds per 100,000 population than the national average we pride ourselves in responding to the needs of our communities and our state.  Although based in Grand Junction, West Springs Hospital serves the entire state as well as surrounding areas in Wyoming and Utah.

Our mission has always been to provide high quality, professional mental health care and services.