Teenage Mental Health Services
When your teen is experiencing depression, thoughts of suicide, drug or alcohol dependency or disordered eating, you want to find the right help immediately.
Our qualified and compassionate staff is here to help your teenager get back on track. We offer comprehensive teenage mental health services for adolescents ages 13 to 18. Our programs include psychiatric emergency services, inpatient care and intensive outpatient therapy.
Teens experiencing any of the following behavioral health problems may benefit from our programs:
- Acute psychiatric symptoms such as suicidal or homicidal thoughts
- Severe anxiety
- Psychotic symptoms
- Drug or alcohol abuse in addition to a mental health problem
- Disordered eating in addition to a mental health problem
- Other conditions that may be related to mental health issues
We work with the family as well as the teen to help improve the teenager’s mental health. Your teen’s referring psychiatrist, therapist, family physician, school counselor or other specialists may also be an important part of your teens treatment team.
Our Teenage Mental Health
Acute Psychiatric Emergency Services at the Hospital
If your teenager is suffering from an urgent psychiatric crisis, including threatening self-harm or suicide, psychiatric crisis intervention and assessment are available at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center’s (hospital) Psychiatric Emergency Department, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Inpatient Mental Health Care for Teenagers
We provide the only inpatient program in San Mateo County for teenagers suffering from depression, thoughts of suicide, substance dependency, eating disorders and other behavioral health issues.
Intensive short-term treatment is provided in a secure nursing unit. Teenagers receive treatment in a healing environment in the 13-bed unit at Mills Health Center. Our goal is to stabilize your teen and help your teen progress through our excellent outpatient program.
Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Services for Teenagers
This after-school teenage mental health program helps teens who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms including psychotic depression, oppositional behavior, eating disorders or, drug and alcohol abuse issues or other behavioral health symptoms.
Therapy focuses on symptom relief, problem solving and improving your teen’s ability to function independently. Our goal is to work with the whole family in order to return your teen to an active and productive life.
Eating Disorder Program for Teenagers
Our compassionate staff provides psychiatric assessment and nutritional consultations to help teens who have a mental health problem and an eating disorder. Teenagers with eating disorders can attend an after-school program up to five days a week. They also participate in an Eating Issues Group.
After completing one of our teenage mental health outpatient programs, teenagers can find continuing support by attending group eating disorder sessions two or three times a week.
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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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