Sempervirens (SV) offers a locked hospital-based treatment for clients who have serious and persistent mental illness that need acute psychiatric care. It is a Medi-Cal and MediCare certified 16-bed facility, and the only inpatient psychiatric hospital within a 300-mile radius.
Clients may be admitted to SV on a voluntary basis or on a legal hold that meets the following criteria: a danger to self or others, or gravely disabled due to a psychiatric disability.
Treatment is recovery-based with individual counseling, group activities, family meetings, and medication support.
The treatment team consists of physicians, nurses, mental health workers, activity therapists and clinicians, who provide care and assistance, including discharge planning that links clients and their families to community providers and/or outpatient services.