Free Professional Assessment
Sierra Vista provides free assessment and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referring professionals and parents and guardians seeking treatment or information for children or adolescents can call our Assessment and Referral Department at (916) 288-0300 for a free, confidential assessment.
A face-to-face assessment may be scheduled with a qualified mental health professional to review the individual's concerns and discuss the best treatment options. The assessment takes approximately 30-45 minutes and concludes with recommendations for the best treatment options.
Assessment and referral is a free community service provided offered to anyone regardless of insurance coverage or whether treatment ultimately is received at Sierra Vista Hospital or elsewhere.
Acute Inpatient Care for Adolescents and Adults
Acute inpatient hospitalization occurs only with a physician's order for conditions that cannot be safely or effectively treated on an outpatient basis. It is the most intensive level of care offered and provides 24 hour skilled nursing observation and care, daily interventions and oversight by a psychiatrist, and intensive, highly-coordinated treatment by a physician-led team of mental health professionals. Inpatient hospitalization is always short-term and designed to quickly stabilize the most serious symptoms to allow a quick transition to less-intensive levels of care.
Sierra Vista Hospital offers acute inpatient care for adults and adolescents ages 13 to 17. Dual Diagnosis programs are available for adults and adolescents with a secondary chemical dependency diagnosis.
Advantages of Acute Inpatient:
Safe, controlled, structured environment
24 hour skilled nursing care
Intensive physician involvement.
Physician-led multi-disciplinary treatment team.
Able to utilize both medication and psychotherapy, as appropriate.
Medically-supervised detoxification (for alcohol & drugs)
Intensive treatment not available on an outpatient basis.
Tutorial-based school program available
Up to 10 hours of daily programming.
7 day a week programming.