Agreement Increases Access To Mental Health Services

Mar 12, 2019

Credit Pitkin County

 On Wednesday, Pitkin county commissioners will renew funding for a program that’s meant to increase citizens' access to mental health care.


The agreement is between the county, the city of Aspen, Aspen Valley Hospital and the Aspen School District.

In 2018, the organizations started sharing funds to support new initiatives, like bringing a full-time therapist to the Aspen School District and forming the Rapid-Response Mobile Unit Program, which makes mental-health house calls.

The agreement also helps fund existing programs, like tele-psych access and crisis services.

Pending approval by county commissioners Wednesday night, the agreement will be renewed for 2019.