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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Partial Hospitalization Program

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.

Now Offering Telehealth PHP

San Juan Capestrano Hospital now offers partial hospitalization programming through telehealth.

Contact us to learn more about participating in this innovative programming option. We are with you and we are here to help.

PHP Overview

When an individual no longer requires the intensive mental healthcare offered in more intensive treatment settings, such as inpatient care, a less restrictive treatment recommendation is often made to accommodate this need. San Juan Capestrano Hospital is pleased to offer this less restrictive option for care in the form of our partial hospitalization programs (PHP) that are designed to meet the mental health needs of both adolescents and adults.

With one program catered to adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years old and a separate unit tailored to meet the needs of adults aged 18 and older, San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s partial hospitalization program is an invaluable treatment option that addresses the core causes and symptoms of a number of mental health concerns, including those associated with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, phobias, eating disorders, PTSD, and OCD, among others. Additionally, with the adult PHP located in 10 different locations and the adolescent PHP located in 4 different locations, our patients have the ability to access these services without the obstacle of distance standing in the way of receiving this type of advantageous treatment.

Treatments and Therapies

Qualified and experienced mental health professionals administer treatment within each program and are there to support every patient as the therapeutic process is navigated. These professionals, of which include therapists, social workers, and other mental health specialists, utilize dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy as they facilitate the following treatment methods:

  • Individual therapy with a case manager, of which is offered twice per week for both adolescent and adult patients
  • Occupational therapy is administered daily for adolescents and twice per week for adults
  • Family therapy is held once per week for both adolescent and adult patients
  • Medication management services with a psychiatrist occur at least twice per week for each patient in both programs

Furthermore, the adolescent and adult PHPs include a number of groups and experiential therapies so that patients can find additional support in other patients and have the opportunity to try new skills that have been learned in treatment. The following groups and experiential therapies are those that are offered in San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s PHP.

Groups and experiential therapies offered in both programs:

  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Stress management
  • Decision-making groups
  • Self-esteem improvement
  • Suicide prevention
  • Assertiveness training
  • Interpersonal relationships improvement
  • Grief and loss management
  • Pilates
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Crisis management

Groups and experiential therapies featured in the adolescent PHP:

  • Teen issues
  • School issues
  • Bullying and cyber-bulling issues
  • Sexuality and health

Group and experiential therapies available in adult PHP:

  • Anger management
  • Medical issues management
  • Trauma therapy
  • Workplace issues
  • Abuse prevention and management
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills

The above groups and experiential therapies are offered four times daily in each program and can be part of a patient’s treatment plan if they meet the needs of the individual patient. Additionally, family education opportunities are afforded to patients and their families at least one time during the course of treatment so that the primary support system of our patients can gain a better understanding of their loved one’s condition and progress while at San Juan Capestrano Hospital.

The goal of both programs is provide the necessary support and care to patients who are battling mental illness in the least restrictive environment possible. It is our hope that each patient who completes PHP will have acquired the skills, confidence, and resources needed to function in a healthy manner in his or her respective community.

If you feel that you, your child, or other loved one could benefit from San Juan Capestrano Hospital’s adolescent or adult PHP, do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to learn more about our admissions process.

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.