Healthcare Professionals: Rio Vista behavioral health hospital 


Mental health issues aren’t as simple as opt-in opt-out. They affect everyone and leave us feeling trapped and helpless, like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Like with any injury or condition, you need professional care and guidance as you work your way back to full health. That’s why you go to the Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital.

Opened in February, Rio Vista has quickly established itself as one of the region’s premier behavioral health hospitals. The most obvious marker of the organization’s commitment to quality is the facility itself. Located on the far west side, with breathtaking views of the Franklin mountains, the 66-thousand-square-feet campus is modern and inviting. Natural light pours into the rooms and hallways, and there are eight unique courtyards that allow patients to embrace El Paso’s beautiful weather. Most importantly, however, is the medical care itself led by Medical Director Dr. Oscar Perez, Dr. Goshawn Chawla, and Dr. Mohamed Ataalla. Open for both in-patient and out-patient care, Rio Vista currently has three resident psychiatrists who are supported by a team of experienced behavioral health specialists. In addition to the latest clinical treatments, patients also benefit from a variety of holistic therapies, from meditation to essential oils. Of course, no one person is the same, so each treatment plan will be tailored to the individual’s needs.


Rio Vista Behavioral
Health Hospital
1390 Northwestern Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79912
(915) 209-4513

By: Henry Craver Photographed by: John Horta