Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center

Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center


Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center, operated by Maricopa Integrated Health System, is a psychiatric residential and outpatient treatment facility for adults and adolescents with serious behavioral health disorders. The facility specializes in court-ordered treatment but also accepts voluntary admissions. Desert Vista has a location in Mesa and an additional facility in Phoenix.


Desert Vista uses a distinctive approach, placing individuals into age-specific units. The adolescent track, for clients aged 13 to 17, utilizes the Proactive Solutions model, which focuses on collaborative problem solving. The facility offers multidisciplinary care, with clients working with psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and recreational therapists. Outpatient psychiatric services are also available, including individual, group, and family counseling, as well as assessments, evaluations, and medication management.


The residential treatment team at Desert Vista includes a psychiatrist, social worker, registered nurse, psychiatric resident physician, psychologist, and recreational therapist. The team also collaborates with behavioral health agency outpatient teams and primary care physicians. In the outpatient program, clients work with a physician in the hospital’s residency training program under direct supervision from attending psychiatrists.


Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center has a total of 219 beds, with 14 beds specifically reserved for adolescent residential treatment. There is limited information available about the facility’s living arrangements and amenities.


One anonymous alum described Desert Vista as “a great place to manage mania” and rated it highly for staff support, accommodations, safety, and respect, among other strengths. Online reviews from other sources are mixed. On Google, the facility received an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Positive reviews highlighted the affordability and helpfulness of the staff. Negative reviews expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of staff and living conditions. Similarly, Yelp reviews were overwhelmingly critical of the treatment received at the facility, with an average rating of 1.8 out of 5 stars.


At the time of writing, had not received any feedback about Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center. However, online reviews on Google and Facebook are generally critical. Some reviewers expressed frustration with the lack of communication and perceived neglect of loved ones in treatment. On Facebook, the facility had an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars based on 17 ratings.


Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center works with most insurance providers and offers financial aid to those who are unable to pay their bills.

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Great place to manage mania.