For the more difficult kids that you treat in your practice, the START program is a great resource

July 6, 2017

Know About START!

Every mental health professional needs an inpatient resource for one or more of their clients. It happens at some point during their practice. What facility do you work with, or recommend for your young patients and families?

Serving all of Southern California, Casa Pacifica delivers a broad range of accredited programs, on-campus, in the community and at home. Recognized as one of the largest nonprofit providers of children’s mental health services, Casa Pacifica provides treatment for children, adolescents and youth with:

• Depressive and bipolar disorders
• Self-harm behaviors
• Trauma
• PTSD
• Illicit substance use
• Co-occurring disorders

Casa Pacifica’s continuum of care includes Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Residential Treatment Programs. The Short Term Adolescent Residential Treatment (START) program at Casa Pacifica is an excellent example of extended care that mental health professionals can access when their young patients require more than an office visit.

Most major insurances are accepted by Casa Pacifica, which enables them to provide services as a virtual extension of your practice. They treat your patients that require more care than you provide in your office and then return them to you for continued therapy in your practice.

If you didn’t know about Casa Pacifica’s continuum of care for youth – and how it can help extend and support the care you provide for your patients – learn more about the START program here.

For questions, to arrange a tour, or if you’d like to discuss referring a patient, call (805) 366-4000.



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