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Continuing Care Program (CCP)

Last Updated 3/12/2013 12:56:11 PM

The Continuing Care Program (CCP) at El Camino Hospital is a psychiatric day treatment program designed to address the needs of adults suffering from severe, persistent psychiatric illnesses. The Continuing Care Program is available five days per week, up to six hours per day, and includes multimodal group and individual therapies. Our goal is to help patients stabilize during their early recovery period following a recent acute episode of their illness, learn more about their illness and how to manage future episodes, and to facilitate continued support and treatment via referrals to community resources upon completion of our program.

About our program

The Continuing Care Program addresses the needs of adults who suffer acute psychiatric illnesses that include symptoms of hallucinations and delusions, which our program refers to as "voices" and "strong beliefs." Many patients presenting with these symptoms have recently been hospitalized, and need additional support during their recovery following hospitalization. Others have not responded to traditional interventions such as office-based medication therapy, counseling, and/or support groups, and can benefit from the structure and support offered by hospital-based day treatment.

The Continuing Care Program provides the intensive treatment and consistent support that patients need during their recovery from these psychiatric symptoms, and the development of coping skills to help manage future episodes of their illness. Because the severity of psychiatric illnesses can be emotionally challenging for loved ones, sessions with family members are included as part of the program.

All patients are assigned to a professional staff member for treatment planning, individual counseling, discharge planning, and family intervention and education. The assigned psychiatrist sees each patient regularly for evaluation and medication monitoring.

Patients typically attend the Continuing Care Program for two to three months. During the course of treatment, a patient’s schedule usually decreases in both frequency and intensity.

Typical day

8:30 a.m  Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Community Meeting
9:30 a.m.   Movement group
10:30 a.m. Discussion group
11:15 a.m.  Lunch, individual session
12:15 p.m. Occupational Therapy group
1:30 p.m.  Cognitive therapy/wrap-up
2:30 p.m. Home

Our staff

The Continuing Care Program staff consists of psychiatrists, registered nurses, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and occupational therapists. These specialists work together as a team to provide compassionate and coordinated treatment that is individualized to a patient’s needs.

Fees and Insurance

Most insurance plans including Medicare cover the care provided by the Continuing Care Program. Psychiatrist fees are separate from hospital program fees.


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

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For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 650-988-7820 or 866-789-6089 (toll-free).

Continuing Care Program (CCP)

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