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Broomfield Expands Access to Mental Health Services

We would like to inform our clients and community members that starting October 1, 2019, our Broomfield-based Adult, Child & Family Services and Addiction Recovery Services will now be offered at a new location in Broomfield just a short 10-minute drive (or 6-stops on Bus Route 128) from our current location. This relocation will help us expand our outpatient services, psychiatric care, addiction recovery services, and group therapy and will be located in two office suites off Hwy 287: 799 US Hwy 287, Suite F and 899 US Hwy 287, Suite 300 (Broomfield Professional Plaza). Please read the City and County of Broomfield’s press release about the move featured below or located here: https://broomfield.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1615. For questions about the move, please contact Kristina Shaw, MHP’s Public Information Officer, at kshaw@mhpcolorado.org. Community members can read MHP’s original statement about the relocation here: https://www.mhpcolorado.org/announcement-regarding-mental-health-partners-broomfield-relocation/

“Broomfield residents have voiced a compelling need for enhanced and expanded access to mental health and substance use disorder services, collectively known as behavioral health services,” said Broomfield’s City and County Manager, Jennifer Hoffman. This need has been identified in multiple contexts, including the 2018 Citizen Survey and the 2018 Community Health Assessment. Residents and community organizations also identified a need for better coordination of care across systems and between the entities working within those systems. “The City and County of Broomfield is excited to announce an innovative and collaborative open-access approach to delivering the best possible behavioral health services to Broomfield residents,” says Hoffman. The introduction of Community Reach Center and the expanded presence of Mental Health Partners gives residents more choice in where they want to access mental health services and increases the opportunity for both providers to accept new clients and close the gap between the request and fulfillment of care.

Community Reach Center’s CEO, Rick Doucet said, “We know that one in four Americans experiences a mental health challenge each year and less than half receive treatment. This is partly due to an insufficient amount of mental health professionals in the individual’s community, and partly due to a lack of awareness that those resources are even available. Community Reach is excited to expand services into the City and County of Broomfield, to make a significant contribution toward the community’s awareness about treatment options and to enhance the public’s understanding of mental health challenges.”

Hans Wiik, Interim CEO at Mental Health Partners said “Quality client care remains of utmost importance to MHP, and we are committed to our Broomfield residents who rely on our mission and vision, as well as our team to provide value to the community through the breadth of behavioral health services. MHP  is excited about this new location [at the Broomfield Professional Plaza] and the opportunity it brings for the expansion of our team, programs, and services offered to all Broomfield residents.”

The last day of services for Mental Health Partners at the HHS Building will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Services will start at MHP’s new location on Oct. 1. MHP’s Broomfield clinic’s contact information, hours of operation and other details for services will remain the same, with MHP clients accessing care or information about the move by calling 303.443.8500 or visiting mhpcolorado.org.

You’re invited to join the community in celebrating this expansion of care by attending the following events:

  • Community Reach Center open house Oct. 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. at 100 Spader Way (2nd floor in HHS Building).

  • Mental Health Partners ribbon cutting Oct. 1 from 9-11 a.m. at the Broomfield Professional Plaza, 899 US Hwy 287, Suite 300.

Visit BroomfieldVoice.com/MentalHealth to learn more and give your input on the future of mental health services in Broomfield.