Behavioral Health

Our new Behavioral Health Unit is the first phase of a multi-faceted program to meet urgent community needs.

Behavioral Health Service

Coast Plaza Hospital has opened the first phase of an innovative inpatient Behavioral Health Unit to serve several Los Angeles-area communities. Patients will have access to a full continuum of care including general acute care, acute psychiatric inpatient care, and an IOP program all at the same location. The unit includes 37 adult inpatient beds with a room for dining as well as therapeutic diversional activities.

Expanded access to behavioral health services is a critical need of the project’s targeted population of Medi-Cal eligible patients.

Our over-arching goals are to provide acute inpatient behavioral health care and transition patients to an Intensive Outpatient Psychiatric Program (IOP) designed to accommodate up to 30 patients at a time.

The new inpatient unit offers a range of services to meet this need, with daily therapies including individual therapy and group milieu settings from disciplines, psychiatric and medication treatment, social services and discharge planning coordination.

Criteria for Referrals to the Behavioral Health Unit

  1. Patient must be 18-60 years old with a primary psychiatric diagnosis.
  2. Patient must be willing to be admitted on a Voluntary Status.
  3. Patient must not have any acute medical problems or pregnancy-related issues.
  4. Patient must be ambulatory and independent for ADLs.
  5. Patient must not have medical devices or equipment that requires assistance.
Behavioral Health

Need Help?
To learn more about the Behavioral Health Unit at Coast Plaza Hospital or to refer someone in crisis, please reach out to us.

Referrals from other healthcare facilities to the Behavioral Health Unit at Coast Plaza Hospital may be made by calling our

Patient Hub (24/7)
Tel (877) 632-7852
Fax (323) 400-3842