Mental Health Services and Gero-Psychiatric

Mental Health Services

Gero-Psychiatric Voluntary/Involuntary Inpatient Program

Restoring Hope Changing Lives

Encino Hospital Medical Center provides a full range of services for the effective treatment and management of mental health issues in patients aged 50 and older. Inpatient hospitalization gives our patients the opportunity to be in a conducive environment that allows one to focus on life stressors away from the distractions of everyday life. Care is provided in a safe, secure and attentive environment. Our services include:

  • LPS designated facility for voluntary and involuntary diagnosis
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Specialized individual and group therapy
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Medication management
  • Discharge planning
  • 24 hour clinical nursing team
  • PET Team 24 hours / 7 days a week

We provide treatment for many symptoms and behaviors including:

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Isolative or withdrawn behavior
  • Prolonged grief or sadness
  • Harmful behaviors to self or others
  • Recurrent thoughts of suicide or death
  • Suicide attempts
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Severe behavioral problems
  • Overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Panic or anxiety attacks

Encino Hospital Medical Center's Mental Health Services is an LPS designated facility for those patients who require involuntary hospitalization.

Encino Hospital offers fully integrated and professional psychiatric services for all levels of care. Our services are designed to help individuals with their emotional and psychiatric needs. Treatment is provided by our highly qualified, trained staff with extensive backgrounds in psychiatry, social work, and recreation therapy. In order to provide quality patient care, the treatment team works in conjunction with the patient's physician and caregivers. Family members or significant others may also be included.

Reaching out is the first step

If you or someone you care about is in emotional distress, call the professionals at Encino Hospital Medical Center. For more information, to schedule a tour of our facility, or for a confidential assessment, call us 24/7 at:




Once a patient's symptoms are stabilized, there are a variety of outpatient program services in the community that are available for patients to attend. For more information on supportive outpatient services in Sherman Oaks, please contact:

Discovery Program

4911 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 102

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: (818) 907-2835

Intake: (818) 205-1936