Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at San Juan Capestrano Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at San Juan Capestrano Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Our Programs

At San Juan Capestrano Hospital, we provide detox, inpatient and outpatient services to adolescents, adults, and seniors struggling with addiction and mental health issues. We offer specialized programming options to ensure that each patient receives the level of care they need.

Inpatient Program

Our adult inpatient program is designed for adults, aged 18 and older, who are suffering from emotional, behavioral, and mental health concerns and/or substance abuse issues. Examples of the types of conditions that can be treated in this program include, but are not limited to, major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcohol dependence, drug abuse, and various behavioral problems. In each unit of our adult inpatient programming, a daily program is developed and all patients are invited and encouraged to participate in each of the activities offered. With a typical length of stay falling between five and seven days, patients in this program are afforded a number of therapeutic interventions, including four individual therapy sessions each week, group therapy, and family therapy. Various experiential therapies are offered as well.

Our adolescent inpatient program is designed for youth between the ages of 13 and 17 who are struggling with the symptoms of such mental health conditions as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and various behavioral problems, amongst many others. Treatment is also available for young people who are struggling with chemical dependency concerns. Individual therapy sessions occur four times per week, and group, family, and experiential therapies are also offered on an ongoing basis. Additionally, on the adolescent unit, patients meet with a psychiatrist daily in order to ensure the therapeutic effectiveness of any medications that may have been prescribed and to make any changes that may be necessary. Similar to the adult impatient program, the typical length of stay for our adolescent patients typically falls between five and seven days and each day is comprised of daily programs that are specific to each unit and all patients are invited to engage in all of the activities that are offered.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) is designed for adults, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with such mental health concerns as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and schizoaffective disorder, amongst many others. These patients require intensive services in order to overcome the symptoms that are plaguing them, but do not require the 24/7 monitoring that is offered in an inpatient setting. In this program, individual sessions are held at least twice each week, group sessions are held four times daily, and family sessions occur at least once during a patient’s time in PHP. Additionally, patients engage in occupational therapy at least twice a week and experiential therapies occur once each week.

Our adolescent partial hospitalization program (PHP) is designed for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 who are struggling with any number of mental health concerns, but who do not require the intensity of care that is offered in an inpatient setting. Youth who engage in this programming option are typically suffering from mental health conditions such as, but not limited to, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, OCD, impulse control disorders, and specific phobias. In our adolescent PHP, patients take part in two individual therapy sessions per week, four group sessions per day, occupational therapy daily, family therapy at least once during the youth’s stay in programming, and various experiential therapies. Additionally, adolescents meet with a psychiatrist at least twice each week for medication management.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our adult substance abuse intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed to treat adults, aged 18 and older, who are struggling with an addiction to various substances, including marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, meth, heroin, and prescription medications, among many others. Patients who engage in IOP have individual therapy at least twice a week and family therapy at least once during every treatment stage. The group therapy sessions that take place during this program are broken down into three distinct stages, of which are tailored to meet the unique needs of those taking part in this treatment option.

The staff of this hospital treat you with true professionalism, the therapies they offer help you in your mental condition to overcome them from the moment you walk through the doors you will feel. As a family for his treatment so you feel comfortable and calm. From the beginning it's nice.

– Belén A.