Medications play a critical role in the treatment of various mental health issues. The right medication can reduce or eliminate symptoms and significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. However, the efficacy of medications vary from patient to patient. Medication management is a level of outpatient treatment that involves the initial evaluation of the patient’s need for psychotropic medications, the provision of a prescription and ongoing medical monitoring related to the patient’s use of the psychotropic medication by a qualified physician/prescriber.

Medication management requires a thorough review of prescribed drugs and their possible side effects to create treatment plans and monitor their safety and efficacy to get patients desired outcomes. Patients on long-term medication treatment will need to meet with their provider periodically to monitor the effectiveness of the medication and any potential side effects.

Classes of Medications:
  • Antidepressants – used to treat depression, panic disorder, PTSD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
  • Antipsychotic medications – used to treat psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.
  • Sedatives and anxiolytics – used to treat anxiety and insomnia.
  • Hypnotics – used to induce and maintain sleep.
  • Mood stabilizers – used to treat bipolar disorder.
  • Stimulants – used to treat ADHD.

Some Vail Health Behavioral Health providers use medication management to treat behavioral and mental health issues as well as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance withdrawal or chronic pain management. Providers often prescribe medications in combination with psychotherapy.

Our providers can see patients in-person at the Wiegers Mental Health Clinic or remotely via telehealth.

Monday – Friday
8:00am-5:00pm, by appointment.

439 Edwards Access Rd, B204
Edwards, CO 81632

Schedule an appointment: (970) 445-2489
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Vail Health's Eagle Valley Behavioral Health was established to serve as the backbone organization to lead the community collaboration in transforming the Eagle Valley behavioral health system.