Children and Adolescents Outpatient Services
Children and Adolescents Outpatient Services is committed to serving children and adolescents with severe emotional, mental and/or behavioral problems and their families and to prevent the development of serious mental illness. We are located in different parts of the community to provide better access to services. Services are provided to children and adolescents with a mental health disorder such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, bipolar, etc. and as a result of the mental health disorder their lives are impaired or are at risk of being impaired at home, school or the community. The following services provided by highly qualified psychiatrist, clinicians and mental health rehabilitation technicians.
- Intake Assessment: The first appointment is with a qualified clinician who conducts a comprehensive assessment to identify your individual needs, strengths, treatment history as well as your developmental, vocational, and social history.
- Medication Support Services: This service is provided by a psychiatrist who assesses, prescribes, administers, and monitors medications effectiveness. Nursing staff also evaluate your health by collecting medical history and they monitor your progress.
- Therapy: Therapy is provided individually or in a group setting by qualified clinicians with the main focus to assist individuals in resolving problem areas. Some of the therapy models focus on dealing with depression, anxiety, anger and socialization problems, adjustment, and symptoms related to traumatic experiences.
- Rehabilitative Services: This service assists individuals and their families in the development of skills to improve or maintain the child’s functioning related to learning, independent living and enhanced self-sufficiency.
- Targeted Case Management: Services that provide assistance to access needed medical, educational, social, prevocational, vocational, rehabilitative, or other community services.
- Crisis Intervention: An emergency response service to a beneficiary for a condition which requires immediate intervention.
- Inpatient Services: This service includes assessment of individual immediate needs and referral to contract inpatient psychiatric services.
- Specialized Services: The following are specialized services for eligible children and youth in need of supportive services to remain at home or to maintain their current level placement:
- Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS): An intensive, short term, one-to-one service for children, youth and young adults who have serious emotional problems and are experiencing a stressful transition or life crisis. TBS is intended to supplement other specialty mental health services by addressing the target behavior (s) or symptom (s) that are jeopardizing the child, youth or young adult’s current living situation or planned transition to a lower level of placement.
- Intensive Care Coordination (ICC): A service that ensures services are accessed, coordinated, and delivered in a strength-based, individualized, family/youth-driven manner.
- Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS): Individualized, strength-based interventions designed to assist the child or youth develop the skills necessary for successful functioning and to provide the family with the ability to help the youth to successfully function in the home and community.
- Children and Adolescent Outpatient Clinics
These clinics provide a wide array of services at
numerous locations throughout the Imperial Valley.
- Vista Sands Socialization Programs
1530 Waterman Avenue, El Centro CA
- Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Programs
202 N. 8th Street, Second Floor, El Centro CA