Programs and Services for Teens

Vista Hill’s range of services can help teens successfully meet the challenges they face in today’s fast-paced world.

Ages 13–18

Bridges Early Intervention Program

Educational groups for teens cited by law enforcement. Addresses anger management, alcohol/drug use, theft, graffiti, etc. through diversion programs.

Bridges Teen Recovery Center

Supportive treatment services for youth in Central-Southeast San Diego exhibiting signs of alcohol and/or drug abuse and other behavioral /mental health concerns.

Juvenile Drug Court (JDC)

Intensive case management, substance use disorder and mental health services, family support and linkage to community resources for teens supervised by the Juvenile Court.

Merit Day Treatment

Individual, group and family therapy in an integrated school/ mental health program for special education high school students in East County.

S.A.F.I.R. (Supporting Adolescents and Families in Recovery)

Weekly structured multi-family support/education groups provide a forum, free-of-charge for parent and youth to discuss substance use disorder issues and receive support from peers.

Substance Abuse Services (SAS)

Case management, family educational groups, support and drug testing for teens supervised by the Probation Department.

Juvenile Court Clinic

Short-term medication stabilization and mental health services to uninsured/underinsured youth with serious emotional challenges involved in Juvenile Probation.

ON TRACK

Short-term diversion program for first time young offenders and their families to improve communication and strengthen family relationships. Groups are offered for free.

GPS (Guidance, Progress, Success) Services

Independent clinical assessment of special education students referred by a school district to assist in determining whether a mental disorder may be interfering with a student’s educational experience.

Learning Assistance Center (LAC) | County Contracts

School- and home-based mental health intervention to children, youth and families.

Learning Assistance Center (LAC) | District Contracts

School-based mental health treatment to special education students.

Stein Education Center – Special Education Programs

Serve children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbance, or multiple disabilities. Provide individualized educational, recreational, behavioral and vocational training programs.

Stein Education Center – Special Care Services, After School

Serve children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbance, or multiple disabilities. Provide individualized educational, recreational, behavioral and vocational training programs.

SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation Services (BHCS)

Real-time access to psychiatric/behavior health treatment consultation for primary care providers throughout San Diego County.

SmartCare Integrated Behavioral Health (SmartCare)

Consultants, educators and psychiatrists partner with selected rural community health clinics to provide behavioral health screening, evaluation, medication consultation and short-term therapy integrated within the primary health care setting.


We also offer programs and services for Children (ages 0–13), Young Adults (ages 18–23), Adults (age 18+), and Families.