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Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion

Colorado’s Most Modern Mental Health Care Facility

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As our community’s demand for mental health care increases, so does Boulder Community Health’s commitment to evolving and extending crucial services. Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion helps address the gap in needed mental health care. It will transform local mental health care through its innovative services and inspiring design.

The Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion and adjacent parking structure with 403 spaces for patient and employee parking is located at 4801 Riverbend Road, Boulder, CO 80301. Please see each section below for more details on each service and its opening date.

Services at this Location

The Pavilion is the beautiful new home to these clinics, departments and services:

“We want this new building to serve as a beacon of hope for those in our community suffering from mental illnesses,” says Grant Besser, president of the Boulder Community Health Foundation, whose ambitious fundraising helped to make the facility a reality. “From the beginning, our vision was to provide state-of-the-art approaches to treatment. Throughout its interior, the Pavilion incorporates nature and its representations to help reduce stress and expedite patients’ healing, making this building unlike any other mental health facility in the region.

Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

Adults experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis can find professional intervention and support within Boulder’s only adult Inpatient Behavioral Health program. For patients admitted to our program, our team manages disorders including:

  • Anxiety and panic
  • Bipolar 1 and 2
  • Borderline personality
  • Co-occurring substance use disorders
  • Major depression
  • Mania
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm behaviors
  • Suicidality

Our interdisciplinary team monitors patients around-the-clock until their symptoms stabilize and they’ve developed the necessary coping skills to safely transition to the next level of care.

Providers at this unit include:

For more information about the BCH Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, please call 303-415-8621, fax 303-415-7766 or visit our mental health service page.

BCH Counseling Center

Our new BCH Counseling Center offers an integrative and supportive approach to mental health. Our Counseling Center offers caring, effective individual and group counseling for adults suffering from mental health concerns such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Relationship challenges

Providers at this center include:

To schedule an appointment at the BCH Counseling Center, please call 303-441-2202. Learn more on our mental health services page.

Center for Mind Body Medicine

Our new Center for Mind Body Medicine treats patients suffering from debilitating health problems – chronic back, neck or pelvic pain, migraines and other hard-to-treat medical conditions – that haven’t responded to traditional medical therapies. Drawing on neuroscience research, we’ll empower you with tools to eliminate or significantly reduce the severity of your symptoms. Our treatment involves teaching you how to change your brain’s response to long-stored memories in neural pathways.

Physician at this Center:

To schedule an appointment at the Center for Mind Body Medicine, please call 303-415-8615. To learn more, please visit

Associated Neurologists

Our highly trained and experienced neurologists offer patients tremendous medical expertise combined with a personal commitment to treating each patient’s emotional concerns as well as their neuromuscular, movement and seizure disorders. They recognize that careful listening is the cornerstone of meeting their patients’ needs, and take the time to address each patient’s questions and concerns.

Our board-certified specialists use the latest evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological disorders, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Concussion-related disorders
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as peripheral neuropathy and muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease and Essential tremor
  • Seizure disorders, including epilepsy
  • Stroke

Physicians at this clinic include:

To schedule an appointment at Associated Neurologists, please call 303-415-8800 or to learn more visit our neurology services page.

Guerra Fisher Institute & Boulder ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)

Our highly skilled psychiatrists treat adults suffering from complicated mental illnesses such as treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We conduct exhaustive patient evaluations, which involve:

  • Consulting with patients and their families
  • Reviewing prior treatment efforts
  • Arranging for consultations from other medical disciplines

From this thorough evaluation, we create a treatment plan that may include psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, alternative therapies and, when indicated, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). When indicated, we offer ECT to patients. Collectively, our psychiatrists have nearly five decades of experience and have performed more than 60,000 ECT treatments, making them the most experienced ECT practitioners in the Mountain States region. We also provide referrals for Ketamine Infusion Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Psychiatrists at this Institute include:

To schedule an appointment at the Guerra Fisher Institute, please call 303-440-2456. Learn more about the services offered at this location on our mental health services page.

Different Levels of Care to Meet Individual Needs

The Pavilion is a remarkable modernization of our mental health services, featuring different levels of care needed to support patients on their road to wellness:

  • Boulder’s only adult Inpatient Behavioral Health program, incorporating the latest approaches to treating mental illness
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) performed by the most experienced ECT practitioners in the Mountain States region
  • A Counseling Center that offers caring, effective individual and group therapy programs for adults

Built on Belief in Nature’s Ability to Calm and Uplift

There’s compelling evidence suggesting a connection to nature can reduce stress and be an important part of the healing process. So, we’ve integrated nature into the Pavilion’s design in many ways:

  • Windows positioned to frame stunning views of the Boulder Flatirons
  • Art installations that capture Boulder’s beauty
  • A garden and mindfulness path for fresh air, relaxation and quiet reflection
  • Lighting to reinforce the body’s natural circadian rhythms
  • Waiting areas, patient rooms and common areas that fill with bright and natural light
  • Textures and colors reflecting nature such as wood-grain and copper paneling

Fast Facts About the New Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion

  • Della Cava Family Medial Pavilion is part of Boulder Community Health, one of two remaining independent, nonprofit health systems in the state.
  • There are “rain gardens” around the building and garage designed to capture rainwater and filter out pollutants, rather than letting them head into the street and storm drains. This is an example of BCH’s efforts to clean up our environment.
  • This 70,000-square-foot $45 million building and gardens were designed and planned by Boulder Associates Architects.
  • The adjacent parking garage has 403 spaces that will be used by Della Cava patients and BCH employees. The new parking structure includes a ground-level café.
  • Art installations within the Pavilion were selected to relieve stress, lift the human spirit, and instill a connection to nature.
  • Screens scaling the outside of the garage transpose scenes of cottonwood trees near the trail along Boulder Creek, reflecting the character of Boulder and the building’s surroundings.
  • The Pavilion and parking garage have state-of-the-art rooftop solar panels. The 47-kW system will produce about 62,000 kWh of electricity each year and an annual energy savings of $5,000.
  • Heated sidewalks near the drop off area to the Pavilion and entry to the new parking garage will be a welcomed amenity during winter months. Heating cables underneath the sidewalks will help keep them clear of snow and ice.

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