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Porter's Geriatric Psychiatric unit is dedicated to providing psychiatric hospitalization to those over 65 years of age. Patients can be treated for any one of a number of acute or chronic psychiatric conditions, including but not limited to: severe depression/suicidality, anxiety, psychosis, and bi-polar disorder. Knowing that many of our older patients will have chronic, and at times complex, medical problems, Porter Adventist Hospital's medical staff will provide initial admitting history and physical admission and concurrent medical coverage, as needed, during the hospital stay.
This is an acute care inpatient specialty unit, and is reserved for individuals requiring a highly structured environment with 24/7 observation to:
Patients on the unit will receive:
There may be many reasons why an individual may not meet criteria for admission to Porter's Geriatric Psychiatric; however the most prevalent reason is a medical condition that is not able to be treated on a specialty psychiatric unit. However, when approved, Porter will work with those with complicating medical conditions and may require consultation and coordination with Porter's on-site medical team.
We are a Medicare provider and contract with most major insurance companies and managed care organizations.
Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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