Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Program – San Jose

San Jose Behavioral Health is first and foremost a provider of high-quality inpatient care. Our inpatient program is designed to be a model of effective care for mental health disorders.

Comprehensive Adult Program

San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital’s Adult Program is an optimal healing environment for men and women ages 18 and above whose lives have been disrupted by one or more mental health disorders. The goal of our adult programming is to provide short-term care that will empower our patients to achieve stabilization and prepare them for success at a less intensive level of care.

The following is a partial list of the mental health disorders that are most commonly experienced by adults who seek treatment at our center:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Our treatment center is also prepared to care for adults who are struggling with a variety of secondary physical health conditions, including diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and bronchitis.

Please call us to discuss the following cases to allow our admissions team to verify if we can admit the following: patients who are struggling with eating disorders, symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, severe dementia, or men or women who need intravenous (IV) therapy.

Treatment Method

As noted in the previous section, the goal of inpatient care for adults at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital is to provide them with short-term treatment that will promote stabilization. The typical length of stay for adult patients at our center is two weeks or less.

While an adult’s time in treatment at our center may be relatively brief in duration, our personalized services are designed to yield long-term benefits. Prior to receiving care, each patient will complete a thorough assessment so that the members of his or her treatment team can prepare a customized plan and deliver the services that will best prepare the individual for continued success.

We understand that the mental health disorders that our patients have experienced can have a significant impact on both the substance and quality of their lives, and on the lives of their family members and close friends. We respect the courage and hope that our patients and their families demonstrate when they choose our center, and we honor the unique contributions and valuable perspectives that each person brings to the treatment environment.

We never lose sight of the fact that the men and women who heal at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital are not defined by the disorders that they are dealing with, and we pledge to treat each individual and family member with the dignity and respect that they deserve.

Personalized Treatment

Depending upon each adult’s unique strengths, needs, and treatment objectives, his or her personalized treatment plan at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital may include the following elements:

Medication management: The symptoms of certain mental health conditions can be alleviated by the proper use of prescription medications. San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital offers medication management services to adults who can benefit from such services. Patients will meet daily with a psychiatrist during their stay in our center, and may also receive medication management services from members of our hospital’s nursing staff.

Individual therapy: Adults who are healing at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital will have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy sessions with an experienced professional. These one-on-one meetings are excellent opportunities for men and women to address issues related to their health and recovery that they may be hesitant or unable to discuss in a group setting. The frequency of individual therapy sessions at our center is determined by each patient’s needs and goals.

Group therapy: Groups are an essential component of treatment for adults who are healing at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital. Multiple groups are scheduled on most treatment days at our center, with each patient’s level and frequency of participation based upon his or her personalized treatment plan. Group therapy sessions in our hospital allow participants to share their thoughts and experiences, learn from the insights of others, and practice productive communication skills, all with the guidance and supervision of an experienced professional.

Family therapy: At San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand how friends and family members may be impacted by an individual’s mental health struggles, and we also appreciate the significant role that loved ones can play in supporting a patient’s continued recovery. For these reasons, we offer family therapy sessions on an as-needed basis when desired and clinically appropriate. Family therapy sessions are safe and supportive environments in which all participants can learn how to function as a healthier unit while supporting each other’s continued growth and development.

Discharge planning: Because we understand that an adult’s time in treatment at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital is likely to be just one part of his or her continued recovery effort, we place significant effort on preparing thorough discharge plans. By the time an individual is ready to leave our center, he or she will have a detailed plan that will identify the resources and services that will enable him or her to maintain and build upon the progress that he or she made while in our care.

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At San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital, we are dedicated to providing the personalized treatment services that will help men and women to experience both immediate improvements and long-term progress.

While we hope that the information on this page can provide you with a general understanding of our adult programming, we know that the true value of our center is best expressed through a discussion of our ability to customize our care according to your needs or to the needs of a loved one.

For answers to your specific questions about inpatient treatment for adults at San Jose Behavioral Health Hospital, or for more information about any aspect of programming at our center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The doctors really cared and took the time to listen to me. I felt really good being heard and having a say in my treatment.

– Mackenze Q.