Located in the Culver City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Southern California Hospital at Culver City is a behavioral health hospital and a subsidiary of Southern California Hospitals, with additional locations in Van Nuys and Hollywood. As a fully-equipped hospital, it offers many major medical services in addition to its behavioral health services. In addition to its outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for addiction and co-occurring disorders, the organization also offers acute detox services and inpatient psychiatric stays.
Accommodations and Food
All told, Southern California Hospital at Culver City has a 70-bed psychiatric unit which is soon to expand to 103 beds. The feel is relatively clinical throughout with both private and shared rooms available, each with twin beds, dressers and storage space. The hospital also has common areas and lounges with TV, therapy rooms, outdoor walking areas and an on-site cafeteria. Throughout their stay, residents are served three meals a day plus snacks.
Treatment and Staff
Before a program begins, all clients go through an intake and assessment to help determine their needs. Those in detox are monitored around the clock by nurses and doctors with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) available as necessary to treat withdrawal symptoms. The acute detox lasts for a minimum of three days but usually lasts for less than two weeks. A similar option is the 12-step medical detox, a program which integrates the above with an outpatient or IOP track with 12-step participation and evidence-based care. These programs also tend to last longer. Finally, psychiatric stays for mental health issues are also available with flexible lengths of stay.
In all the above, treatment includes individual, group and family therapy with evidence-based treatment practices which often include CBT, DBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). As mentioned, 12-step participation is strongly encouraged whenever necessary and dual diagnosis support with medication management is available as well. While the acute detox plan is light on group therapy, other tracks include groups covering self-esteem, coping skills, trigger identification, relapse prevention, anger management, healthy relationships, problem solving and communication skills.
The staff at the Southern California Hospital at Culver City consists of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, RNs, LPCs, LMHCs, LPCs, CADCs, LCSWs, case managers and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.
Programs integrate some holistic methods including art therapy, music therapy, meditation and mindfulness training as well. Clients are also taught new approaches to healthy recreation which are designed to help them have fun while maintaining their sobriety. Those who complete a detox or stabilization phase can also work with staff to develop stepped down treatment or aftercare plans, often in the form of the hospitals outpatient and IOP tracks. Finally, the organization offers a full suite of primary medical care services as well.
In all, Southern California Hospital at Culver City offers everything one would expect from a well-equipped behavioral health hospital. Treatment plans are evidence-based and include psychiatric and medical oversight as well as dual diagnosis support. All lengths of stay are flexible with a full continuum of treatment available, stretching from detox to outpatient care. While the cost of treatment is likely to vary by insurance and program specifics, the Southern California Hospital at Culver City’s inpatient options remain a strong resource worth considering for those in the area.
Southern California Hospital at Culver City Location
3828 Delmas Terrace
Culver City, CA 90232
Southern California Hospital at Culver City Cost
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