La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility


6060 Paramount Boulevard
Long Beach, California  90805
562-529-2463 FAX

About La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility

Telecare La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bed facility that provides acute psychiatric treatment to adults in Los Angeles County, California. The PHF is adjacent to La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC). This configuration of services facilitates rapid accessibility to appropriate levels of inpatient care within Los Angeles County's system of care.

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The treatment philosophy at La Casa PHF is based on the premise that even during the acute phase of illness all individuals have the potential to rehabilitate and to make choices about their environments for living, learning, working, and socializing. Treatment concentrates on symptom reduction and preparation for discharge to, and linkage with, community resources. Nursing and support staff join with the medical and social work staff to plan clients' treatment and assure transition to lower levels of service as quickly as clinically appropriate.

Just the Basics

Beds: 16
Population Served: Adults 18 and older with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI)
Funded by: Los Angeles County 

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.

Services and Supports

Telecare's approach to providing services to people with mental illness is based on the belief that individuals, regardless of their level of psychological impairment, can achieve an improved level of functioning. It is only through accurate evaluation, active treatment, and focused rehabilitation that each individual's recovery goals can be achieved.

Office Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Referral Process

Individuals are referred through Los Angeles County at 562-651-5047.

Admission Criteria

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Must be medically stable (stable enough for the equivalent of outpatient medical treatment)
  • Must not be detoxing or at risk for detoxing
  • Must not have any primary diagnosis of an eating disorder

Contacting A Family Member

Individuals may contact family members by calling the pay phones at La Casa PHF, listed here:

  • 562-630-9102
  • 562-630-9106

What Makes Us Different

When Los Angeles County identifies a client who needs more support than the community programs can provide, they often will refer them to La Casa PHF for further stabilization and placement in long-term care facilities.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.