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The Addiction Services Program at El Camino Hospital

Last Updated Monday, April 30, 2012 12:40:22 PM

About Our Program

The Addiction Services Program is an evening outpatient program serving adults with a substance abuse/chemical dependency problem. It is designed to treat professionals, students and others who cannot attend treatment during regular business hours.

The program offers state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment. We use a "Stages of Change" model that promotes the power of individuals to change their behavior, in a non-judgmental and supportive setting.

One of the distinct benefits of our program is that the staff is comprised of licensed psychotherapists, masters-level registered nurses, and masters- or doctorate-level psychotherapy interns. This enables us to provide a full range of psychiatric assessment and treatment for symptoms co-occurring with the substance use disorder. Working with a licensed therapist specializing in addiction treatment, patients in our program receive comprehensive individualized care. Additionally, there is a psychiatrist on staff so patients can receive a full assessment of symptoms.

Many people abuse substances as a method of treating anxiety or depression, and it is important that these symptoms be addressed in treatment. This allows for a more holistic approach to addiction.

Addiction Services Intensive Outpatient Program Schedule

  • Eight-week program
  • Meets four nights a week
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with occasional sessions scheduled in late afternoon before 6:00 p.m.
  • Aftercare services (free) for one year post-completion of treatment

Typical Evening

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Individual/family treatment as scheduled in keeping with the needs of the patient

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Process Group (skill building, support, resiliency, relapse prevention, etc.)

7:45 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.
Education Group (example: the physiology and psychology of addiction)

In addition, there is a multi-family group one evening per week, and patients meet with a physician/psychiatrist for needs assessment.


Patients are referred to the outpatient programs by their family, by their employer, by a healthcare provider or by other means. Prospective patients make an appointment for the initial assessment by calling the Addiction Services referral line, 650-988-7700.

Fees and Insurance

Most insurance plans cover this program. Physician fees are separate from hospital program fees. The program is reasonably priced, since not all potential patients have insurance. Please visit our patient financial services section for more information.


El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health Services
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, California

Contacting Behavioral Health Services

For more information, or to make an assessment appointment, please call 650-988-7700 or 866-789-6089 (toll-free).

Addiction Services:
Evening Program Brochure

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Download a brochure on the Addiction Services: Evening Program at El Camino Hospital

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