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Criteria for Admission

The person has a psychiatric illness and/or disturbance such that he/she cannot be reasonably expected to function and be treated in the community and requires treatment in an inpatient setting. Persons with additional complex medical issues will be assessed on a case by case basis.


Some examples of specific circumstances warranting treatment in an inpatient psychiatric setting include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe disturbance of thought processes which does not permit even marginal community functioning - extensive delusions or hallucinations; bizarre behavior; destructive or assaultive behavior.
  • High suicide or homicide potential.
  • People needing evaluation in an inpatient setting for possible involuntary admission under CRS 27.65.
  • Serious acute or chronic depression.
  • Acute, chronic, or borderline psychosis.
  • Other serious non-psychotic disorders which have not responded to outpatient or partial care and treatment and/or pose a serious threat to the patient's well being.
  • Organic Mental Disorders associated with affective or psychotic disorders due to substance abuse, brain injury, perceptual motor handicaps; epilepsy may be secondary diagnosis to one of the above.


If you need additional information please contact, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan Office of Admissions, at (303) 866-7031.