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Behavioral Health Services 

Life isn't always easy; everyone has occasional problems. But sometimes those problems don't go away. In fact, every year, one in five Americans suffers from a psychiatric disorder that interferes with daily life.

Nobody plans for mental illness. But help is available, and with treatment, most people are able to function well. Our multi-disciplinary staff develops tailored treatment programs that guide individuals toward  healthier futures and an appreciation for life.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

Our goals are to help you and your family function well, be healthy, and work on your treatment goals. Treatment starts with an appointment and an evaluation. Treatment can take the form of individual, family, or group therapy, medication management with a psychiatrist, support, education, referrals, and other options. Licensed clinical staff will assist you in determining what help is needed and available. An appointment can be scheduled to diagnosis the issues and begin treatment; evaluation, diagnosis, therapy, medication management, and neuropsychological testing services are available. Our clinical staff includes psychiatrists, child adolescent psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, neuropsychologist, psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists.

Partial hospitalization

Partial hospitalization, also known as day treatment, is a daily, intensive, multi-disciplinary program. It is recommended for people with serious emotional disorders who temporarily need a structured treatment environment but are able to return home on nights and weekends. Partial hospitalization is ideal for the person whose psychiatric problems have been stabilized but still requires intensive care.

NEW: Intensive outpatient treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is appropriate for adult mental health patients with moderate psychiatric symptoms. Group therapy is the primary treatment modality used and the goals include:

• Providing opportunities to develop communication skills and participate in socialization experiences

• Establishing an environment in which participants help and support each other

• Introducing structure and discipline into the lives of participants

Key features of this mental health program include:

  • Psychoeducational groups 
  • Skills-development groups 
  • Process-oriented groups that will provide:
    • Pragmatic ways to change negative thinking, emotions, and behavior
    • Learning and trying new ways of relating to others
    • Tolerating or resolving conflict
    • Looking at how members’ actions affect others and the function of the group

Treatment is three hours each day. The number of treatment days may gradually decrease to support reintegration into home and work activities. Participants are typically in treatment two-to-six weeks. Program hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

For information or to refer a patient to the IOP program, please call (831) 658-3030.

Inpatient services

Inpatient services are for people who need 24-hour observation and intensive treatment. Located at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, our inpatient facility is called Garden Pavilion. It offers a safe and therapeutic environment for people suffering from severe, often life-threatening psychiatric disorders.

Crisis intervention

Crisis intervention is available 24 hours a day, offering immediate evaluation, treatment, and referral for people facing psychological emergencies.

Substance abuse services

Our comprehensive programs are for adults and can improve health and quality of life, reunite families, and build self-respect and dignity. Our team knows that everyone is unique and requires individual treatment.

Learn more about the Recovery Center

Contact Information

Suicide Prevention Services, at 1-877-663-5433

Inpatient Mental Health Services
Please call (831) 625-4775 for more information.

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
Please call (831) 658-3030 for more information.

Outpatient Mental Health Services
Please call (831) 625-4600 for more information. No charge to calling party at 800-499-5135

Recovery Center
Please call (831) 625-4608, (831) 625-4600, or (800) 528-8080. Free screening for substance abuse treatment is available by appointment.

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