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Desert Vista Behavioral Outpatient Clinic

Desert Vista Behavioral Outpatient Clinic

The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic provides comprehensive assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing difficulties related to psychiatric, psychological or emotional symptoms.

We provide treatment for adults and adolescents in the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic. Our services include intensive individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy and medication management. The clinics don’t offer substance abuse detox services but are an excellent resource once detoxification has already been achieved.

In alignment with the MIHS mission, we are committed to providing safe, comprehensive, high-quality care in a patient centric environment to our community.

 

Appointments and Referrals

To schedule an appointment, please call 480-344-2100.

Patients are seen Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Patients are not seen without scheduled appointments – there is no walk-in clinic.

Patients do not need a referral, but can call our outpatient clinic on their own to request services. An initial evaluation is performed via telephone call and typically requires 15-30 minutes. Patients are notified whether they are accepted into our clinic or not. If not, resources to other psychiatric care in the area are provided.

Appointment fees

Initial assessment $50
Medication management $30
Psychotherapy $12
Medications/psychotherapy $12
Child appointment $5
Group therapy   $5

 

Treatment and Services

The Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic at Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center treats a broad range of psychiatric, psychological, emotional and behavioral symptoms. Such symptoms include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, hallucinations, poor attention, difficulties associated with past traumas, relationships and grief. Providers at the clinic are resident psychiatrist physicians in their third and fourth year of training.

Services provided:

  • Resident psychiatrists can provide medication management and a variety of psychotherapeutic interventions, all under the supervision of board certified psychiatrists. Individual treatment plans are collaboratively created to address each individual patient’s needs.
  • Children/adolescent and adult care are provided.
  • Sessions with resident psychiatrists are audio and video recorded using standard, inconspicuous audiovisual equipment. These recordings are used for training purposes. Recordings are held in strict confidence and are not part of any health record.
  • If medications are indicated and agreed upon, reasonable efforts are made to prescribe affordable medication options. Prescriptions can be filled for your convenience at all MIHS pharmacy locations or other pharmacies of your choice.

Problems not treated at this facility include acute suicidal, homicidal, or violent ideations or behaviors; alcohol or illicit substance detoxification, prescription cannabis, pedophilia, civil court-ordered domestic violence or other civil court-ordered interventions.

 

Patient Education

Other resources:

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
An organization for mental health consumers and their families, offering education, support groups and advocacy opportunities.
www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health
Facts about mental health issues and research.
www.nimh.nih.org

Mercy Maricopa
Maricopa County’s Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) – helping Arizonans get services and support for living well.
www.mercymaricopa.org

Crisis Response Network
When life is overwhelming, if someone is worried about a loved one or if someone just needs to talk, Crisis Response Network provides immediate and confidential help.
www.crisisnetwork.org
(602) 222-9444 or (800) 631-1314

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