When someone has been hospitalized in a psychiatric setting, it is common for the doctor to recommend a Partial Hospital Program (PHP) or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). These programs are also good for people with long-term, deep mental health issues.


Transitional Programs for Teens and Young Adults

(San Francisco Bay Area):


Alta Bates Summit at Herrick Campus

Includes treatment for eating disorders


BACA (Bay Area Clinical Associates)

IOP services for teens and young adults


John Muir Behavioral Health Programs

Concord, CA

La Cheim Behavioral Health Services


Paradigm San Francisco

San Francisco/San Rafael, CA

Polaris Teen Center

Tarzana, CA

St. Helena Adventist

Vallejo, CA

UCSF Langley Porter

San Francisco

Includes treatment for eating disorders, OCD



Transitional Programs for Kids

(San Francisco Bay Area):

Coyote Coast

Kids returning from wilderness, residential treatment, or therapeutic boarding

may benefit from this type of program.  It includes group therapy, mentoring, and 

family counseling

Homeward Bound

Transitional program for kids returning from special programs,

mentors, family therapy



If a program, school or other resource appears on this site, it is not a recommendation.  Conversely, if a program, school or resource is omitted, it does not mean it is not a good program. What is a fine program for one child/family, may not work for another child/family and the opposite is true as well.  

The information contained on this site is provided by parents, not professionals, and is meant as a starting point for parents with struggling children.  We recommend consulting therapists, psychiatrists, and other professionals to guide you in the placement of your child.