Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Our Della Martin Center provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services and chemical dependency recovery services, thoughtfully structured around each patient's needs. The Della Martin Center combines the confidentiality and comfort of our modern psychiatric facilities with immediately available healthcare at Huntington Hospital, making us the program of choice for psychiatric care in our region.

Please contact us with any questions at (626) 397-2323. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Visiting Hours are Monday – Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that visitors will be asked to place prohibited items in a secure locker while visiting patients.

Mental Health Services

We provide mental health services including diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of adult inpatients and outpatients with psychiatric disorders. When you arrive you will receive a confidential assessment and any necessary referrals through our patient-friendly Access Center. We carefully structure your treatment program following thorough assessment with you and your family.

Combining a state-of-the-art facility with a spacious outdoor recreational area, the 42,000-square-foot Della Martin Center includes a therapeutic recreational and conditioning center, 54 inpatient beds, and semi-private rooms with baths.

Inpatient programs and services include:

Psychiatric Acute Treatment Program

The Psychiatric Acute Treatment Program provides a secure environment for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of adults who suffer from severe psychiatric disturbances. The program emphasizes crisis intervention, patient stabilization, acute therapy and medication management. Following the initial intervention period, the patient may be discharged to home, outpatient care or a less restrictive care setting. When appropriate, families are encouraged to participate in the patient's treatment.

Psychiatric Inpatient Program

The Psychiatric Inpatient Program provides intensive psychiatric care to voluntary adult patients with acute psychiatric disorders, such as major depression, bipolar illness or schizophrenia. Patients are immersed in intensive daily treatment, with the goal of returning them to the familiar surroundings of home as quickly as possible. Therapeutic activities focus on issues of self-awareness, family matters, social skills and personal problem solving.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

We provides ECT services only for patients who have been recommended for this modality of treatment by their psychiatrist. Our ECT certified psychiatrist will do an independent evaluation and assessment and will proceed in collaboration with the patient’s own physician. The patient is included as part of the team in determining his/her individual course of treatment and is educated on patient rights throughout the process.

To learn more about ECT, contact us at (626) 397-2331. Available Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30.

Outpatient Program

The Outpatient Program provides screening and treatment for adult psychiatric patients experiencing mild to severe symptoms. This includes patients who recently have been discharged from inpatient settings, those at risk for psychiatric hospitalization, and others who can benefit from ongoing outpatient psychiatric treatment. Learn more about our Outpatient Psychiatric Services.

Chemical Dependency Recovery Program

The Chemical Dependency Recovery Center (CDRC) offers inpatient and outpatient services. The inpatient recovery program is a medically supervised detoxification and rehabilitation, twelve-step based program to teach you and your family about the nature of addictive diseases. Learn more about our inpatient Chemical Dependency Recovery Center and Program.

The Della Martin Center also provides outpatient day services for adults with chemical dependencies who are experiencing moderate to severe symptoms. Learn more about our outpatient Chemical Dependency Recovery Services.

Mental Health Resources

NAMI: National Alliance for Mental Illness

We recommend visiting the NAMI site to learn more about support and education available.

AFSP: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The AFSP aims to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741-741.

What to Bring to the Della Martin Center

What to bring to the Hospital

  • Three sets of casual washable outfits ( no drawstrings, belts, ties or cords)
  • 1 pair of appropriate sleepwear with no strings, (hospital gowns available)
  • 2 bras (no underwire, sports bras recommended)
  • Suitable underwear
  • 1 light jacket or sweater with no drawstrings.
  • 1 pair Walking shoes ( no shoelaces ,Velcro recommended)
  • Please bring a list of your current prescription and over-the-counter medications, including dosages and frequency. Unless otherwise instructed by hospital staff or physicians, please leave your medications at home.
  • Toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, shampoos, soaps and deodorant will be provided for you. Staff will provide laundry service to clients, free of charge.

To prevent loss of articles, ALL items brought into the facility will be checked by a staff member in your presence and listed.

What items are prohibited?

For the safety of clients, visitors and staff, certain items are not permitted on the unit, including but not limited to:

  • Weapons (guns, knives, sharp objects)
  • Drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, or items containing alcohol
  • Cigarettes, lighters or matches
  • Sharp objects, including razors, scissors, knives, nails files and other manicure equipment
  • Glass containers of any type (this includes flowers vases)
  • Mirrors or mirrored objects
  • Belts, shoestrings, ties, bandanas, scarves, drawstrings, cords of any type
  • Electronic devices (camera, laptops, cell phone, iPod, iPad, clock, etc.)
  • Any unsealed food or beverage
  • Underwire bra
  • Please do not bring in valuables (i.e. jewelry, cell phone)
  • Any item deemed by staff as potentially harmful or unsafe
  • If you have any questions about what you can bring onto the unit, please call DMC Intake staff at 626-397-2323.

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