LA IMD Step Down
4335 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Program Collateral & Information
Essentials At A Glance
Program Type: Community-based
To Make Referrals: Funded by the Mental Health Services Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), County General Funds, and AB109 (Assembly Bill 109) Safety Realignment.
# of Members: 146 members
Who We Serve:
MHSA and CGF:
Having a long history of repeated psychiatric hospitalizations
Risk of discontinuing treatment without additional supervision
Impaired ability to provide for basic living necessities without intensive support
Risk for involvement with law enforcement due to mental health condition
Individuals who have been released from prison/jail under AB 109
Assisted Outpatient Treatment:
Have a history of lack of participation in a mental health program that have resulted in 2+ hospitalizations or incarcerations within the last 36 months, or attempted to cause harm in the last 48 months
Behaviors that are likely to result in harm to self or others
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 24/7 on-call availability
About the Program: Telecare's LA Step Down program is funded by the Mental Health Services Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), County General Funds, and AB109 (Assembly Bill 109) Safety Realignment. We provide culturally competent intensive mental health services to adults with serious mental illness discharging from Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) and other locked facilities such as state hospitals, acute psychiatric units, sub-acute hospitals, urgent care centers, jails and prisons.
100% of services are conducted in the community where members live and reside.
Incorporates two specialized ACT teams, each focusing on the unique and specific needs of our member population.
The Step-Down program also serves clients who are mentally incompetent to stand trial (MIST).
The program provides defendants direct linkage from the Los Angeles County Mental Health Court/Department 95 to receive treatment in Telecare's Step-Down program.
For clients who are out of custody, the mental health court clinician goes into the community to see the clients and works with them on competency training and making sure they are linked mental health services.