Adult Behavioral Health Programs

Adult Behavioral Health Programs

John Muir Health offers a range of programs, both inpatient and outpatient, that help adults who are struggling to overcome psychiatric and behavioral problems.  

For more information about the programs below, including assessment, please call (925) 674-4100.

Inpatient Programs

Adult Psychiatric Program

This program focuses on crisis management and prevention for people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicidal tendencies, or other emotional, psychiatric, or behavioral problems.

Inpatient hospitalizations, which usually last five to six days, include individual and group therapy sessions; therapeutic recreational activities such as music, dance, and art; and pastoral care. Patients learn to recognize stressors and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Patients may be admitted on a voluntary or involuntary basis, but our philosophy is to employ the least restrictive methods possible. That means we don’t curtail our patients’ privileges any more than absolutely necessary. With a physician’s order, patients are generally able to leave the locked unit for brief periods. They are encouraged to enjoy their surroundings and to take advantage of the fully equipped gym.

After leaving the program, patients are encouraged to check in periodically with us, or return as needed to stabilize a crisis situation. At the time of discharge, we refer our patients to our hospital-based outpatient programs or to individual community practitioners for continued treatment.

Outpatient Programs

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program - Concord

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an intensive day treatment program for adults 18 years and older who need crisis intervention or short-term stabilization. It also helps people make the transition from inpatient care to home. Patients attend treatment programs from 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM. Transportation to and from the center is available for those living in the Concord area.

Caring Extension Intensive Outpatient Program

Designed for those struggling to stay sober, Caring Extension is an eight-week group program that meets nine hours per week. It emphasizes on coping skills and relapse prevention. Caring Extension can also complement an initial four-to-six-week recovery program.

Chemical Dependency Services

A full array of treatment programs for adults dependent on alcohol or drugs.