The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) is one of Colorado's two state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospitals. The hospital is under the direction of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Office of Behavioral Health. The Office of Behavioral Health is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight for the State's behavioral health system.CMHIP serves clients in the civil mental health system. Civil adult clients are referred for admission by the state’s Community Mental Health Centers, and CMHIP also serves the Adolescent and Geriatric population. In addition, CMHIP serves adults who are found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity or Incompetent to Proceed (defendants unable to assist in their own defense). CMHIP also provides evaluations of competency to stand trial for individuals referred for evaluation by the state’s courts. CMHIP provides quality mental health services utilizing Trauma Informed Care and Recovery principles, and has been focused on sustaining hope and promoting recovery for Colorado residents since 1879.
CMHIP works with the Community Mental Health Centers and mental health professionals, patients, families, and mental health advocacy groups toward the goal of preparing our patients to return to their homes and communities. CMHIP is licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; certified for Medicaid and Medicare participation by the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and accredited by the Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting performance standards. Information about accredited organizations may be provided directly to the Joint Commission at 1-800-994-6610. Information pertaining to accreditation and the accreditation performance of individual organizations may be obtained through the Joint Commission’s website at www.JointCommission.org.
CMHIP is located in southern Colorado on 300 sprawling, park-like acres. As one of Pueblo's largest employers, we offer career opportunities in many multi-disciplinary professions, including nursing, psychology, social work and medicine.
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