The Child and Adolescent programs are crafted specifically for the developmental ages of the patients. We serve patients ages 5-12, and patients ages 13-17. The young patients we treat are typically admitted because they are having thoughts or behaviors that may pose a danger to themselves and/or others.While in the hospital, the primary goal of treatment is to decrease the behavioral and emotional difficulties of the children or adolescents and provide support and assistance to the families we serve.
Our adult inpatient treatment program is designed to relieve emotional suffering by offering patients an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment.Adult inpatient treatment is focused on treating acute symptoms and developing self-regulation skills. Treatment involves several components: the routine and structure of the hospital environment, assessment, individual and group therapy, medication, education, meditation, and recreation.
Our inpatient chemical dependency program is designed to help alleviate the physiological effects of detoxifying and cleansing the body from substances, and provide guidance, education, and support during the most intense part of this process. In addition to the medical care and treatment provided, a variety of education and therapeutic services are also provided to increase coping skills and awareness about the addiction disease process.
Our Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD-IOP) are designed to provide short term stabilization and resolution for adult individuals suffering from a crisis or exacerbation of their psychiatric condition. Our program allows you, our patient, to receive treatment while still maintaining an independent lifestyle. Our goal is to help you get back to living your life as normally and productively as possible, as soon as possible.
The purpose of this program is to help patients to reduce or stabilize symptoms while still living at home and among family. With partial hospitalization treatment, patients receive education about their condition, practice the skills needed to anticipate and manage symptoms, and meet others who have similar concerns and struggles. Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital's partial hospitalization program offers a short-term treatment option if you’re struggling with persistent symptoms of mental health problems.