Mental and behavioral health

Reach a healthier future, build resiliency and confidence, and strengthen your relationships with the help of supportive professionals. Montage Health offers complete mental, emotional, and behavioral healthcare, personalized to you.

Services and programs

Expect high-quality, affirming care in the setting best suited to your needs. Browse our services for different ages and conditions:

  • Ohana, a wide range of specialized programs for children, teens, and their families
  • Outpatient services (daytime appointments) for adults, including counseling, psychiatric services, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient care
  • Inpatient (overnight) care for adults at Garden Pavilion, a secure, therapeutic unit at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
  • Substance abuse care for adults 18 years and older, including an alcohol and drug Intensive Outpatient Program

Count on us to also provide referrals to community resources that may benefit you.

24/7 crisis intervention

If you or someone you care about needs immediate help due to a mental health emergency:

  • Go to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Emergency department
  • Contact your doctor or, if you're already getting inpatient care at Community Hospital, tell your care team

What to expect

Ask for crisis intervention services, and you'll receive an assessment from a registered nurse (RN). You may also see an on-call psychiatrist (mental health specialist). We'll recommend services that can help you feel better as quickly as possible. Next steps may include:

  • Discharge from the Emergency department with a plan to get further care on an outpatient basis or through our partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Admission to Garden Pavilion, a secure (but unlocked) inpatient unit at Community Hospital offering round-the-clock observation and intensive treatment
  • Transfer to a different facility for other types of care

Conditions we treat

Look to our skilled team for diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Addiction and chemical dependency
  • Anxiety disorders and panic attacks
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder (BED)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder
  • Self-harming behavior and suicidal thoughts

When to get help

Talk to your doctor or contact us if you experience:

  • Changes in your eating habits, such as loss of appetite
  • Feelings of anger, sadness, hopelessness, guilt, or fear that affect your ability to work, go to school, or do your normal activities
  • Hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren't real)
  • Insomnia (having trouble falling or staying asleep) or wanting to sleep all the time
  • Loss of ability to care for oneself by practicing good hygiene or taking care of daily tasks, such as paying bills
  • Loss of interest in things you usually enjoy
  • Severe mood swings or changes in your energy levels
  • Thoughts or plans of hurting or killing yourself or others
  • Trouble coping with loss or grief
  • Trauma from a natural disaster, community violence, sexual assault, or domestic abuse

Referrals for care

You don't need a referral to access our services. If you're concerned about someone you know or love, you can refer them to us, especially if you're a:

  • Guardian or conservator
  • Doctor or other types of professional
  • Friend or family member

Appointments can only be scheduled with the consent of the patient or someone else who provides proof of guardianship or conservatorship.

What to expect

For everyone, treatment begins with a thorough mental health assessment of current symptoms and personal and family mental health history. You may also receive diagnostic testing. Count on our helpful professionals to listen closely and create an individualized treatment plan.

Family-centered approach

With your permission, your care team may involve supportive friends and family in your care. This can:

  • Give your care team insight into how your condition affects your daily life and relationships
  • Let your care team educate your loved ones about your condition and give them support, so they can better support you
  • Help strengthen your relationships

Types of professionals on staff

Find knowledgeable guidance from specialists who recognize everyone is different and deserving of personalized care. You may work with:

  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners (NPs)
  • Psychiatrists and child-adolescent psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners

Paying for your care

Rest assured, we accept most insurance plans. However, we're only able to accept Medi-Cal coverage for inpatient care, not outpatient services.

You'll receive a bill from Community Hospital. Get answers to common questions about insurance plans Community Hospital accepts and available financial assistance.

Contact us

Reach the staff at:

  • Ohana Montage Health at (831) OHANA01
  • Outpatient Mental Health Services at (831) 625-4600 or toll-free at (800) 499-5135
  • Adult Partial Hospitalization Program at (831) 658-3030
  • Inpatient Mental Health Services at Garden Pavilion at (831) 625-4775
  • Recovery Center at (831) 625-4608, (831) 625-4600, or toll-free (800) 528-8080

24/7 emergency care

If you or someone else has a mental health emergency:

  • Call the Suicide Prevention of the Central Coast hotline at (877) 663-5433 or text HOME to 741741 for free, confidential counseling
  • Call 911 or go to the Emergency department, where you'll receive a mental health assessment and safety plan from a trained crisis intervention team

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