The Vista Difference


Achieve our goals through communication and teamwork.


Develop, train and appreciate our dedicated employees.


Treat every person with dignity, respect, and kindness.


Continuously improve services to enrich the patient experience

Vista del Mar Hospital

Welcome to Vista del Mar Hospital in beautiful Ventura!

On behalf of our doctors, nurses, clinical staff and administration, we welcome you to Vista del Mar Hospital. Admitting yourself or a loved one to a behavioral healthcare hospital is difficult. We understand and want you to know that we care – and it is our goal to provide a safe and caring environment to meet your mental health needs.

At Vista del Mar Hospital, we offer both inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents and adults. The hospital specializes in both stabilization and intensive treatment for mental health and/or substance use concerns. In addition, we provide comprehensive outpatient services, including the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, Adolescent/Adult Intensive Outpatient Program and the expanding Adolescent Vista Day Program to treat adolescents while maintaining academic responsibilities. The hospital also serves the military community with evidence-based therapies for active-duty military, veterans and their families.

I know that most who come to our facility are experiencing some of the worst times in their lives, and it is important to recognize that our goal is to treat every patient as a beloved family member. I have a personal commitment to ensure that we are a hospital that values compassion, respect and dignity to all individuals and their families.

I began this work because I wanted to make a difference for people who are going through difficulties in their lives and need a safety net where they can rest and find healing. I am dedicated to our mission and vision, and I hope that you find your care at Vista del Mar Hospital to be meaningful.


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Jenifer Nyhuis, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer
Vista del Mar Hospital

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Vista del Mar has partnered with The Jason Foundation, Inc.-Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness and Nami Ventura to raise awareness and end the stigma of mental illness, to let people know you are #NotAlone. Everyone has a voice and an experience and Vista is thankful for the people in our community who have shared their voices.