Counseling And Therapy
Medication Services

AspenPointe has the unique ability to support our clients by offering a mental health therapist in conjunction with a psychiatrist and/or nurse prescriber, if medications are needed. Our therapists and prescribers provide cohesive, collaborative care in a supportive team environment to assist client recovery and optimum outcomes.

Medication Management
Medication Management is when a psychiatrist or psychiatric prescriber focuses their supports on monitoring the progress and side effects of a medication that has been prescribed to address a psychiatric illness.

Psychiatric Services
The process starts with a clinical prescreening where the need for medical psychiatric services is identified. A referral is then made to the Psychiatric team for an integrated admission with both the medical prescriber and the clinician. Reasons for referrals may include but are not limited to : differential diagnosing, clients are already on psychiatric medications, clients are at risk for hospitalization, clients are not improving with therapy only, concerns related to suicidal and homicidal thinking, thought process problems and mental status concerns.
 
Prescriber credentials: Child Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician’s Assistants with prescriptive authority.

Medication Management: These are ongoing appointments with prescribers for management of medication issues. Appointments usually are 30 minutes long. Client will be evaluated for target symptom improvement, side effects, etc. Please request longer appointments if client needs special assistance (ADA issues, language interpreters, Disability forms completed, etc).

Medication Only Services:  Stable clients who have completed the therapeutic work or stable clients who have an external therapist in the community may apply for the medication only services level of care whereby they are seen at least quarterly by the prescriber and meds only case manager for their continued medication services.

Nursing Services: Nurses are available by appointment only in between prescriber appointments to provide assessment and follow up for side effects and refill management. Nursing services include but are not limited to: patient teaching regarding psychiatric medications, assessment and follow up as ordered by prescriber, follow up for side effects and medication refill management.

QoL Pharmacy Services: QoL (Quality of Life) is a niche pharmaceutical company embedded with AspenPointe  that provides full pharmacy services including psychiatric and medical medications. Enrollment to the pharmacy is free and takes just a few minutes. There are many value added services for our clients not otherwise provided other pharmacies in the community. We highly encourage your clients to enroll for the services to improve their continuity of care related to their medications.

Patient Assistance Medications: The Patient Assisted medication program assists clients to obtain medication who otherwise do not have any benefits. A clinic nurse may assist clients with application processes, the meds are delivered to AspenPointe and a nurse will then distribute the medication based on prescriber orders.




Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Since 1875...


AspenPointe has empowered clients, enriched lives and embraced purpose through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, substance abuse treatment, employment, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration and care management.

One of the largest nonprofits in Colorado Springs, AspenPointe traces its roots back to 1875 when we were called the Springs Relief Society. That organization, which delivered coal, lumber and clothing to the needy, was the genesis of what today is a comprehensive and integrated system of care that addresses the overall wellness of each client whether they need behavioral health services, counseling services or career services.

We have 12 organizations that serve more than 30,000 individuals and families each year through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration, telephonic wellness and care management.

We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service agencies, the legal/criminal justice system, other behavioral health providers, insurers, and many other organizations to leverage our collective resources in order to better our communities and the lives of its residents.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded largely by Medicaid, state and federal grants, local government contracts, and generous donations.

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