Outpatient behavioral health programs in the South Bay region

Not every patient in need of behavioral health care requires an inpatient hospital stay. Instead, many people receive successful treatment on an outpatient basis. That's why, at Good Samaritan Hospital, we offer multiple partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. This ensures every patient has access to the specialized care they need. In addition to our adult outpatient programs, we also provide dedicated care for seniors, postpartum women and dual diagnosis patients at our Mission Oaks campus.

For more information about our outpatient mental health programs, please call our behavioral health intake team on our Mission Oaks campus at (408) 559-2000.

Outpatient mental health team

Our outpatient mental health programs are provided by a multidisciplinary healthcare team that includes:

  • Addiction specialists (addictionologists)
  • Chemical dependency counselors
  • Internists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Licensed mental health therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Registered nurses

Outpatient mental health treatments

All of our outpatient programs share the same goals: to create an individualized treatment plan and facilitate appropriate discharge planning. By accomplishing these goals, we help patients return to a long-term healthier lifestyle.

Treatment plans will vary for each patient based on their diagnosis and individual needs. While participating in one of our outpatient programs, patients may benefit from:

  • Connection to community support groups
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Stress reduction technique education
  • Trigger and craving management skill training
  • Weekly family group for patients and their families
  • Weekly medication management meetings with a psychiatrist

Specialized chemical dependency outpatient care is also available for patients with drug and alcohol addictions.

Adult partial hospitalization program

Our partial hospitalization program is for adults with a primary behavioral health diagnosis. Most patients in this program experience hardship functioning on a daily basis, including having problems at work, at home, in relationships, with self-care and completing simple tasks. Many patients express feelings of hopelessness, sadness, depression and anxiety.

This program offers a highly structured model of care for patients who need daily support and medical supervision. Often, patients participate in our this program as a step-down from inpatient psychiatric care. Our adult partial hospitalization program operates five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Adult dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program

This program operates very similarly to our adult partial hospitalization program but serves patients who are dealing with substance abuse problems in addition to a primary behavioral health diagnosis. In this program, patients have access to addictionologists and chemical dependency counselors who help them work toward sobriety.

This program may be an option for patients following a stay in our inpatient psychiatric unit for medically supervised detoxification. The dual diagnosis program is held five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Adult intensive outpatient program

The adult intensive outpatient program also serves patients with a primary behavioral health diagnosis. It may be the next step after a patient completes our partial hospitalization program. Similarly, our patients in this program express difficulty in performing day-to-day tasks and experience symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

This program offers structured care but meets for shorter periods of time. Patients may attend our program three to five days a week, depending on their individual needs. We offer care Monday through Friday from 9:00am to noon.

Adult dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program

Our dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program provides continued care for patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Our specialists provide dedicated care for patients with co-occurring disorders, helping them with methods of managing triggers and relapse prevention strategies.

Patients in our adult dual diagnosis IOP are treated by addictionologists and chemical dependency counselors. This program is offered three to five days a week, depending on individual circumstances. Patient care is available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to noon.

Perinatal mood intensive outpatient program

Some women will experience behavioral health conditions during and after pregnancy. In these cases—when women have symptoms such as depression, anxiety or hopelessness during pregnancy or after labor and delivery—they may require additional support. We help new moms who are experiencing these and other symptoms, such as anger, irritability, anxiety, sleep problems, appetite changes and hopelessness. Additionally, we help new moms address problems trouble bonding with their newborn.

Patients learn skills to use during pregnancy and new motherhood, including stress reduction techniques and psychoeducation. New mothers may also participate in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Childcare services are not provided, but mothers are permitted to bring their child if they are 6 months old and younger. Our perinatal mood program occurs three days a week from 9:00am to noon.

Older adults program

Older adults have specific behavioral health care needs that should not be ignored and must be treated by specially trained experts. Our older adults program helps these patients who are 65 years old and older and need additional support, resources and clinical care as they deal with aging and mental health concerns.

Patients attend weekly group therapy sessions that focus on stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy and coping skills. Additionally, our patients meet with a psychiatrist once a month to assess their need for medications.

Group therapy sessions occur Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:45pm. Patients attend one session per week.

Behavioral health support groups

After participating in one of our outpatient programs, we welcome patients to attend our Alumni Aftercare Support Group. The group offers free afternoon and evening meetings for continued support throughout recovery.

We also offer a designated support group for patients in our perinatal mood program. The group operates on a drop-in basis and is available to pregnant women and new moms dealing with anxiety, sadness and/or a lack of support. This support group meets every Wednesday from 11:00am to noon.