The Behavioral Health Access Center at Intermountain LDS Hospital provides crisis treatment, observation, and fast access to mental health treatment. Patients receive treatment right away from licensed behavioral health professionals, ensuring placement in the appropriate level of care, reducing overall costs, and providing the care they need. It's a new, more efficient and cost-effective model of care for everyone.
This is the first resource of this kind in the Salt Lake Valley, and an important next step in treating behavioral health issues in our community. Intermountain Healthcare is committed to improving mental health access and outcomes and being a national role model.
324 9th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84143
- Come to Intermountain LDS Hospital (8th Avenue & C Street, Salt Lake City, Utah)
- Park near the North Entrance to the Hospital (9th Avenue between C & D Streets)
- Enter the Hospital from the North Entrance
- The Access Center is located on the right just after you enter the Hospital
What to Expect
- A nurse will check you in and have you change into a gown. Your clothing and belongings will be placed into a secure locker for you. This is to ensure safety for everyone!
- You will be shown to a room where you will meet with a clinician from the emergency department who will ask you some questions and do a brief medical examination. You are not being admitted at this point. This examination is to help make your care team aware of any other medical conditions that need to be considered as part of your treatment plan.
- After being medically cleared you will speak with a crisis worker – a licensed mental health practitioner trained in mental health crises. With the crisis worker you will discuss what brought you in, and what you feel would be the best options for treatment.
- After you meet with the crisis worker, you will meet with a psychiatrist who may also want to know what brought you in, and will discuss your treatment options as well as medication options.
- Finally, you and your care team will decide on a treatment plan. Most people either go home with a follow-up plan, or stay for a 24-hour observation period. If inpatient admission is necessary, it will be included as part of your treatment plan discussion.