Dual-Diagnosis | El Camino Hospital



The Dual-Diagnosis Program at El Camino Hospital is an intensive outpatient program designed for adults experiencing a psychiatric disorder that’s co-occurring with a substance-use disorder.
Dual-diagnosis care combines the most successful strategies for treating mental health conditions and substance-use disorder. 

At Scrivner Center for Mental Health & Addiction Services, our Dual-Diagnosis Program offers:
  • Experienced mental health professionals who are specially trained in psychiatric care and addiction treatment.
  • Psychiatric evaluation, including medication management.
  • Individual, group and family counseling, including a multifamily group one evening a week.
  • Weekly substance-use disorder and chemical dependency support groups.

Program staff includes psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists, registered nurses, marriage and family therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and registered addiction specialists. The team has extensive experience in providing personalized treatment to meet the needs of each person.
To be admitted to the Dual-Diagnosis Program, you can be referred by your psychiatrist, therapist or by a psychiatric inpatient hospital. It’s also possible for participants or their family members to initiate the referral process. All prospective participants must make an appointment for the initial assessment to determine the appropriate level of care.

Talk to Someone

Inquire about services or get a physician referral. Our call-back and chat services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mental Health Assessment

Find out if this program is right for you or someone you know. Call 866-789-6089 or 650-988-8468 to schedule a free, confidential assessment.

Insurance & Fees

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover the Dual-Diagnosis Program. Psychiatrist fees are separate from hospital program fees. Visit patient services for more information.