The Acute Outpatient program serves adults with conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provides links to services for clients with a co-occurring substance use diagnosis. 

We offer integrated mental health services, including assessment, treatment plans, and community services and resources. Your care might include intensive therapy, case management, and medication support. 

Our team uses a person-centered approach. This means your care is centered on you as a whole person, including your strengths, goals, culture, values, and overall health. We focus on building hope, wellness, and resiliency.

Your care team may help you:

  • Access medical care 
  • Build rehabilitation and coping skills to manage symptoms
  • Practice daily living skills, such as conflict resolution and time management 
  • Get treatment for substance use, if needed
  • Connect with housing, employment, and education, so you can rejoin the community 

We also offer peer and parent support services, as well as self-help and family support groups.

What to Expect:

Here’s what you can expect as a client in Acute Outpatient services:

  • 1.

    You control your choices and treatment goals. 

  • 2.

    Your needs and choices are treated with compassion and respect.

  • 3.

    You work with clinical staff to customize a treatment plan. 

  • 4.

    You have an outpatient team of clinicians, psychiatrists, and other health care professionals. This team does “whatever it takes” to support your recovery.

  • 5.

    Outpatient services are a partnership, so you must take an active role throughout the process. Your success depends on your commitment and effort to achieve your goals.

  • 6.

    Our acute outpatient programs are temporary, lasting up to 24-months.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for Adult Acute Outpatient services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 26 years old 
  • You have active Medi-Cal, Medicare, or no insurance. We cannot accept private insurance.
  • You have had multiple emergency psychiatric services (EPS) or crisis residential services visits in the past 12 months. 
  • You have been hospitalized for behavioral health distress at least three times.

Step by Step

  • 1.

    Contact the Santa Clara County Call Center at (800) 704-0900 for a referral. 

  • 2.

    After a brief phone screening to check whether you meet the criteria, you are referred to Momentum for Health. 

  • 3.

    Our intake team meets with you to review your information and assess your needs. Everything you share remains 100% confidential.

  • 4.

    Our intake team meets with you to review your information and assess your needs. Everything you share remains 100% confidential.

  • 5.

    If you are eligible, you are paired with a staff member to create your treatment plan.

Certification Information

Our team approach includes mental health rehabilitation case managers, psychiatrists, peer support specialists, addiction counselors, family advocates, and employment specialists, all focused on the unique needs of adults in acute outpatient care.


Our programs are for clients who have severe mental health conditions and would benefit from an intensive service program. Our goal is to help you foster a personal network of support, so you can transition away from needing professional support. Our staff will motivate you from the start to prepare you to step down to a lower level of care in your recovery so you can live independently in the community.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in receiving services from Momentum for Health, contact the Santa Clara County Call Center at (800) 704-0900.

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Day in the Life

Your outpatient team meets with you regularly in a comfortable environment, whether that is in your home, a hospital, at our offices, or somewhere else. We can help arrange transportation for these meetings, if needed.

We take a person-centered approach to care. You are the driver—you identify your own goals, build skills, and take responsibility for your life. Our team is in the passenger seat, supporting and guiding you to where you want to be. 

Peers and family networks are key to recovery. Your treatment plan includes your family, friends, and community. We identify ways for them to support you in recovery and beyond. 

Outside our regular operating hours, you have 24/7 phone access to an emergency staff member if you are facing a crisis.