Clinical Behavioral Services
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health
SNAMHS provides inpatient and outpatient services for adults living in Clark County and adults, children and adolescents in four southern rural communities – Mesquite and Laughlin. Inpatient services are provided on the main SNAMHS campus located at 6161 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas. There are three hospital buildings on the campus designed to provide services for adults with mental illness. The three buildings are the Rawson Neal Hospital Building, 3A Hospital Building and the Stein Hospital Building. Currently the hospital buildings serve the civil population. In 2015, the Stein hospital building will also serve the forensic population for adults. The campus is co-located with the state hospital for children and adolescents and with the southern facility for the intellectually disabled, Desert Regional Center. SNAMHS has five behavioral health clinics serving the community and rural southern Nevada. There are three urban clinics serving the Las Vegas Valley and two rural clinics serving Nevada’s southern rural areas. SNAMHS services include, but are not limited to, Inpatient Acute Psychiatric, Mobile Crisis, Outpatient Counseling, Service Coordination, Intensive Service.
Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health
The only public psychiatric hospital serving Northern Nevada, Dini-Townsend Hospital offers acute crisis stabilization on the Rapid Stabilization Unit. This unit has 10 beds. An additional 20 beds are open for acute medical stabilization for individuals who need more intensive therapy. This unit has an average length of stay of about 14 days. Dini-Townsend is the safety net provider for Northern Nevada.
Lake's Crossing Center (LCC)
Lake’s Crossing Center is Nevada’s first maximum security, forensic psychiatric facility. The program provides inpatient and outpatient services statewide to individuals involved with the criminal justice system and who have concurrent mental health issues. The majority of the population served are individuals for whom the question of competency to stand trial has been raised and who may need restoration to competency so they can proceed with their adjudication. Hundreds of outpatient evaluations are performed by the clinical staff annually to determine whether individuals referred by the courts need to be committed for restoration. LCC performs pre-commitment evaluations for the state except for Clark County, which contracts with private providers. When a need for restoration is determined, defendants are committed to LCC. Hundreds of defendants a year are provided these inpatient services. The program also treats individuals who are found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and those who cannot be restored to competency and are assessed as needing the level of care of a maximum security facility. Individuals that are successfully treated may qualify for conditional release in the community where they are supervised by LCC caseworkers. The court reviews these individuals annually to determine if they are eligible for discharge from LCC custody.
Rural Counseling and Supportive Services (RCSS)
Rural Counseling and Supportive Services (RCSS) is comprised of 16 behavioral health clinics and, while the centers vary in size, each offers access to evidence based behavioral health counseling, rehabilitative mental health services, psychiatric care and case management. All of the clinics work collaboratively with their respective counties and community coalitions to ensure that the behavioral health services provided are integrated and comprehensive. RCSS has begun initiatives for jail diversion programs and school-based services in several communities and is partnering with rural hospitals to ensure coordination of care. In addition, RCSS has extended its efforts to co-locate and integrate with community health nursing programs, primary care treatment, and substance abuse services.