Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center offers services under contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. As many as 28 adolescent beds and 27 adult beds are available. The hospital is accredited and licensed to provide an intensive therapy program for adults and adolescents in need of acute psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, stabilization and treatment. The staff can further provide assistance with placement referrals, when indicated for hospitalized patients.
The clinical staff constitutes a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Structured individualized programs are available to meet the needs of each patient requiring mental health or dual diagnosis services.
Among the services provided to inpatients are:
- One-on-one counseling
- Group therapy sessions
- Recreational and cultural activities and socialization
- Round-the-clock nursing care including medication monitoring
- Special education programs for adolescents
Gateways Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program integrates psychological, medical, social, and educational services to meet the mental health needs of emotionally disturbed adolescents in our community. The program also provides continuity of care for adolescents who no longer require 24-hour inpatient services, but still need therapeutic support. Our goal is to enable adolescents to remain in their home and school environments, while developing healthy coping skills and a positive sense of self-worth. Services are provided at the clinic, the area schools and at Juvenile Hall.
The program is designed to provide rehabilitative services for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18. Gateways works with twelve area middle and High schools to address the special challenges posed by troubled adolescents. Our services include:
- Crisis intervention
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Individual, family and group therapy
- Case management
- Substance abuse prevention and treatment
- Parenting groups
Our team of clinical professionals, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and various paraprofessionals are trained to provide treatment for a wide range of problems including:
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Post-traumatic stress disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Behavior disorders
- Eating disorders
- Dual diagnosis