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. The clinic is named in recognition of a donation from the George and Betsy Wiegers Family Foundation. This outpatient behavioral health clinic opened to patients Jan. 11 and will offer a variety of services and treatments, many of which are completely new to the Eagle County community.
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.
However, the center is also allowing Eagle Valley Behavioral Health to expand into new specialty services, which are not available anywhere in the region. These new treatments include transcranial magnetic stimulation, a form of brain stimulation expected to go live in March, and ketamine treatment, a psychedelic intervention expected to go live in June. Both are designed to provide new treatment options for individuals who have been resistant to other treatments.
The clinic will also provide space for group and intensive outpatient programs, for both adults and adolescents, which are designed to prevent patients from escalating to the point of hospitalization. The Wiegers Mental Health Clinic is located at the Edwards Community Health Campus, which currently houses all of Vail Health’s behavioral health providers as well as community partners like My Future Pathways, The Community Market, MIRA Bus, and United Way. The campus will also be the future site of its inpatient behavioral health clinic, the Precourt Healing Center, which is expected to open in Spring 2025.