Vail Health celebrates opening of the Wiegers Mental Health Clinic in Edwards
The outpatient behavioral health clinic is part of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health’s vision of creating affordable and equitable access to behavioral health in the community
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Vail Health and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health celebrated the opening of its newest facility, the Wiegers Mental Health Clinic in Edwards.
This outpatient behavioral health clinic opened to patients Jan. 11 and will offer a variety of services and treatments.
“It’s going to be life changing for so much of the community,” said Casey Wolfington, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health’s senior director of community behavioral health.
Already, the center has been busy every day in the month it’s been open, seeing over 1,300 patients, according to Chris Lindley, the executive director of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and chief population health officer at Vail Health.
This volume is already a dramatic increase for Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, representing the highest number of behavioral health visits it has seen ever.
“I know today that when families are searching for the care they need for their loved ones, or (when) they’re looking for care for themselves, they’ll find it in this community,” Lindley said. “And we are far from done.”
The clinic will be home to a number of the provider’s outpatient services and treatments. This includes existing services such as its child and adolescent psychiatrists, case managers, a pain and substance specialist who is focused on addiction psychiatry and medically assisted treatment for substance use issues, and other providers.
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