Mental Health Center

Under the Department of Community Health, the Mental Health Center at Hoag Hospital has been providing outpatient mental health services since 1998. The goal of the Mental Health Center is to improve the health and well-being of the surrounding underserved community, through the provision of psychotherapy and integrated care. These services are intended to increase an individual’s level of happiness, level of satisfaction and functioning in life. We also strive to strengthen communities by bringing awareness to mental health issues through presentations and trainings.

All services at the Mental Health Center are free for those who are uninsured or underinsured and low income.

About Us

At the Mental Health Center, we strive to meet the needs of our clients. Our bilingual and bicultural staff can provide culturally competent services in English, Spanish or Farsi. Our services begin with an initial evaluation/consultation process which includes a one-hour face-to-face appointment with a mental health professional. During this time the client’s mental health needs will be clarified. Screening is done to consider the appropriateness of our services. If other services are needed, the client will be provided with the corresponding referrals and linkages. If it is determined that the Mental Health Center at Hoag is the appropriate agency to assist with the issue(s), the client will then be assigned to a therapist. The assessment process will then continue with the therapist and the client mutually deciding upon a corresponding treatment plan. Treatment plans will consist of evidence-based interventions and best practice approaches to resolve the identified issue(s). The therapist will provide services in an emotionally safe and confidential environment, in either individual, family, couple or group format.

Who We Assist

We provide excellent care to help you through your most important life issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationship struggles
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting support
  • Trauma
  • Child & adolescent struggles
  • Self Esteem
  • Everyday Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental health conditions before, during and after pregnancy