Inpatient care is designed to stabilize patients as quickly as possible and return them to an improved level of functioning. Our integrated treatment team includes psychiatrists, internists, registered nurses, case managers/social workers, dieticians, activity therapists, and ancillary nursing staff who work closely with each patient to formulate treatment goals and assess progress in meeting such goals.
Vista del Mar Hospital has historically provided inpatient care for military service members and military families, for inpatient adult and adolescent stabilization and safety, and for adult partial hospitalization. In May 2012 Vista del Mar Hospital (VDMH) expanded treatment for service members , by developing an inpatient Trauma Treatment Program and Women’s Military Support Program for both active duty military and veterans diagnosed with PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder and/or other co-occurring conditions.
Vista del Mar Hospital provides inpatient care for adolescents ages 12 through 17 whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment. Our team of specialists recognize and understand the unique needs of adolescent patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders.
Some people with mental health issues and/or alcohol/substance abuse concerns need more treatment than outpatient services can provide, but do not necessarily need inpatient hospital care. Other patients may have needed the structure and safety of an inpatient hospitalization and now need to continue daily supportive treatment following their return home.