Levels of Care/Who We Treat

Behavioral health is just as important as physical health, particularly in adolescents. As teenagers, we are still learning about our identity, forging habits and setting the stage for the rest of our lives. For this reason, the earlier behavioral problems are addressed, the better.

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego offers adolescent patients numerous levels of care, including residential treatment center (RTC), partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP).

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment, or inpatient treatment, is a level of care that involves full-time residence in one of Sovereign’s Rancho San Diego residences. Adolescent patients in the residential program may be struggling with addiction, mental illness, behavioral disorders or co-occurring disorders. All patients receive personalized, evidence-based care that can include medication management, therapy and cognitive remediation training.

We offer comfortable living arrangements as well as specialized services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Educational programs are also available to help patients stay up-to-date on schoolwork.

Our inpatient treatment program is designed for adolescents with severe addiction and mental health issues who may or may not pose a risk to themselves. Residential treatment is our most intensive program, followed by partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial hospitalization (PHP) is a patient level of care that provides adolescents with intensive, evidence-based treatment in a medically supervised environment. Patients in our PHP level of care can receive care for substance addiction, mental illness and behavioral illness. We offer diagnostic evaluation, active treatment and maintenance therapy, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

Sovereign’s PHP level of care is designed for adolescents who are experiencing increased symptomatology but are not actively a risk to themselves. PHP is more intensive than intensive outpatient treatment, but less intensive than our residential treatment program. Adolescents can use PHP as a step-down treatment from residential treatment or can start their treatment at the PHP level.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Sovereign’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a therapeutic level of care that involves regular visits to our facility over the course of a week or month. Adolescents in intensive outpatient treatment can receive professional care for addiction, mental illness, behavioral health problems and co-occurring illnesses. All patients receive a carefully scheduled series of a therapeutic sessions designed with their specific needs in mind. IOP at Sovereign includes group therapy, family therapy, individualized therapy, cognitive remediation classes, mindfulness meditation, yoga, equine therapy and numerous other treatment modalities.

IOP is designed to help adolescents who are interested in receiving intensive treatment while still living at home. Outpatient treatment is the least intensive treatment program offered at Sovereign Health, followed by partial hospitalization and residential treatment. IOP can be used as the only level of care or as a step-down level of care from residential treatment or partial hospitalization.

Who We Treat

At Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego, behavioral health treatment is offered to adolescents aged 12 to 17 at our El Cajon, California, facility in San Diego County.

For more information about our behavioral health program, feel free to call our 24/7 helpline.

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