Admission Process


When referring someone to Spring Mountain Sahara, please contact our intake department at (702) 873-2400. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your calls. Staff members will meet the patient at either the facility or at alternate locations within the community such as ER's, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. A pre-admission assessment will be completed at that time to determine whether or not the patient will benefit from our services. If the patient is deemed appropriate for admission, the paperwork will be completed and the patient transported to the facility.


Upon arrival at Spring Mountain Sahara the interdisciplinary treatment team consisting of doctors, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals, will guide the patient towards a path of healing in a secure and therapeutic environment.

Admission Criteria


The program is appropriate for the following older adults:

  • Patients who are physically and mentally able to participate in the program.

  • An improvement in the patients level of functioning can be anticipated.

  • The patient poses as an actual or imminent danger to self and/or others due to a psychiatric disorder.

  • The patient needs continuous skilled observation, evaluation, and treatment in a hospital.

  • The patient's condition can be expected to deteriorate with less intensive treatment.

  • The patient has a medical condition or medication sensitivity, that complicates treatment of the mental disorder outside of the hospital.




Inpatient, psychiatric care is a covered service of Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance programs. For more information about whether a specific patient has covered days which make him or her eligible for services at Spring Mountain Sahara, please call the intake department at (702) 873-2400 for assistance.


All calls are confidential.
Staff are available to schedule an appointment 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.


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