Programs and Services for
Young Adults

Young adults sometimes need additional guidance, support or intervention. Vista Hill’s programs can help lead them to healthier behaviors and life choices.

Ages 18–23

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) | 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.

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.

Merit Day Treatment

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


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