Alvarado Parkway Institute is San Diego's leading provider of comprehensive mental health care and addictive disorders treatment.  We are committed to improving the mental health and well-being of our community.  We maintain a strong commitment to the philosophy of care we call "A Culture of Caring."

Care and treatment begins with the very first contact with our patients. Whether on the phone in our Call Center or in person in our Assessment Services Department, our highly trained mental health professionals are ready to assess incoming patients' needs to determine the most appropriate level of care.

Psychiatric illnesses are complicated disorders requiring an individualized plan of care. Treatment is led by a psychiatrist and carried out by a team of skilled clinicians including nursing, social services, psychology, alcohol and drug counselors, recreation therapists, music therapists, and other specialties.   The inpatient environment is highly structured with an emphasis on rapid stabilization, understanding signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness, community re-integration, and discharge planning.  Our team of dedicated professionals provides an enriched therapy program including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, medication management, and other evidenced based treatments which have been proven to help people improve their lives. Medications are often prescribed and adjusted to provide relief from depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, anxiety or addiction.  Developing strategies to avoid re-hospitalization is a focus of treatment as patients prepare for discharge.

Our patient centered care and treatment is:

  • Evidenced based
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Trauma informed
  • Recovery oriented