Mental Health Programs for Adults
Mental Health Services for Adults in Mills-Peninsula offers a complete continuum of care for adults who are experiencing psychiatric disorders.
San Mateo, San Francisco, and
Santa Clara Counties
Our mental health services feature individualized treatment plans beginning with a thorough assessment by our team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and therapists.
As a community hospital-based program, we are uniquely qualified to treat patients who have medical conditions in addition to mental health problems. We also offer dual diagnosis treatment for patients who have substance abuse or eating disorders in addition to mental health problems.
If you have mental health or substance abuse problems, including depression, thoughts of suicide, drug or alcohol dependency or an eating disorder, we are here to help you.
Our qualified and compassionate staff will guide you on the road to recovery and offer proven mental health programs for a return to a normal, active life.
Our Adult Mental Health programs include:
- Intensive Inpatient Mental Health Program
- Partial Hospital Mental Health Program
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) Services for Mental Health
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Intensive Inpatient Mental Health Program
Our mental health programs are tailored to people suffering acute psychiatric symptoms or thoughts of suicide. As a patient, you would participate in individual and/or group treatment.
Our goal is to help you advance to the least intensive level of care you need in order to recover. The adult inpatient program is offered in a new 26-bed, secured hospital wing with common dining and day activity rooms. Because socialization is an important part of treatment, most rooms accommodate two patients.
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Partial Hospital Mental Health Program
The partial hospital program may be an alternative to or a transition from inpatient care for people who experience moderate to severe psychiatric symptoms.
Individualized treatment for this behavioral health program includes psychotherapy, medication management and occupational therapy, as well as education for life management and stress reduction.
Family therapy and case management are offered when appropriate. As a patient, you would typically take part in structured treatment for up to five days a week, five to six hours each day. You would return home each night.
This program lasts for one to six weeks, depending on your needs. Patients in this program usually step down to Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) as their symptoms improve.
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Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) Services for Mental Health
Intensive outpatient treatment is appropriate for adult mental health patients with moderate psychiatric symptoms. Individualized treatment includes group therapy, stress management and, if appropriate, dual diagnosis treatment.
Treatment is three to four hours each day. The number of treatment days gradually decreases to support your reintegration into home and work activities. Patients at the IOP level typically are in treatment three to six weeks.
Key features of this mental health program include:
- Intensive therapy: Sessions are more frequent at the start of treatment and taper down depending on needs.
- Group therapy: Participation in various groups to help you develop a healthy lifestyle.
- Family therapy: A family therapist will meet with you and your loved ones to help you improve communication and develop new ways to interact with each other.
- Stress management
- Education about healthy living
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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is a procedure that uses finely controlled electrical current to treat certain mental illnesses. While the patient is under general anesthesia, two electrodes are placed on the scalp and a mild electric current is applied. The current causes changes in brain chemistry that can immediately reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. Patients are
carefully monitored during the treatment. The patient should discuss any possible side effects of this procedure with their physician.
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Contact Us:To Schedule an Appointment:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mills Health Center
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
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For Psychiatric Emergency Services:
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
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