Behavioral Medicine Services

Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Services


Treating Individuals in Crisis
Serving adults with chronic mental illness, Mission Community Hospital’s 60-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit is an important resource for the Los Angeles County network of providers. As one of the largest LPS-designated units in Los Angeles County – a law that allows us to admit those who present an immediate danger to themselves or others – our program serves nearly 3,500 people each year. Our inpatient program offers a full array of behavioral health services, including 24-hour physician availability and nursing care; medication administration; crisis intervention; family, group and individual therapy; reality orientation; relaxation and stress management therapies; patients rights; family education; 12-step groups; and social services aftercare planning.

Clients present with a variety of primary psychiatric disorders such as:

  • Major Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychosis

Turning Point Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment Services


A Continuing Plan of Care
Handling thousands of visits per year, Mission Community Hospital’s outpatient psychiatric program provides a critical link in our patient’s continuum of care by offering an alternative to hospitalization for the treatment of mental health disorders. In a safe and supportive environment, individuals receive group psychotherapy in an outpatient setting with the goal of minimizing the risk of hospitalization. The outpatient program treats adults and also offers a distinct senior track for those aged 55 and over. We also accommodate special dietary needs.

Outpatient Clinical Program Services

  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Medical Management
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Men’s and Women’s Groups
  • Grief and Loss Groups

Special Features

  • Dedicated Senior Program
  • Large Outdoor Garden Patio
  • Weekly Barbeque Lunches
  • Nutritious Continental Breakfast
  • Hot Lunch and Nutritious Snacks

Additional Patient Services

  • 24-Hour Call Center (800) 608-4624
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention and Assessment
  • On-Site Emergency Department Evaluation
  • Inpatient Medical Detoxification
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Transportation

Important Facts About Mental Illness

  • Chronic mental illness is often a silent disease not easily recognized by others
  • Mental illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income
  • One in four adults experience a mental health disorder in any given year
  • With early identification and treatment, most patients can experience relief from their symptoms