Center for Behavioral Health

Palomar Center for Behavioral Health meets the diverse and complex psychiatric and mental health needs of adults (18 years and older) and older adults with a comprehensive range of services. These services include crisis intervention, inpatient care, intensive outpatient services, and detoxification. Our Palomar Center for Behavioral Health professionals offer programs unique to North County, with decades of experience behind us and the ability to meet the changing needs of the community.


Important Links:

Inpatient Care

Outpatient Care


Depression Checklist

If you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from depression, please review the checklist below:

  • Depressive mood: Do you suffer from feelings of gloom, helplessness or pessimism for days at a time?
  • Sleep disturbance: Do you have trouble falling asleep at night or trouble staying asleep - waking up in the middle of the night or too early in the morning? Are you sleeping too much?
  • Chronically fatigued: Do you frequently feel tired or lack energy?
  • Isolation: Have you stopped meeting with family or friends? Increasing isolation and diminished interest in pleasure in activities are major signs of depression.
  • Appetite disturbance: Are you eating far less than usual - or far more? Severe and continuing appetite disturbances are often an indication of depression.
  • Inability to concentrate: If you can't seem to focus on even routine tasks, it's probably time to get some help.
  • Dependence on mood-altering substances: If you depend on alcohol or other drugs to make it through the day, you may be suffering from depression. Often the substance abuse causes symptoms that mimic the appearance of clinical depression, but are in fact due wholly to the drug use.
  • Feeling a sense of unfounded guilt or worthlessness.
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide or a suicide attempt.

For a referral to a professional please access our Behavioral Health Information Referral Line by calling 800.336.2000.


The Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students
Mental illness is a serious problem impacting many college students. One in four students have a diagnosable illness and 40% do not seek help. It is important that students understand mental illness; from learning how to recognize the symptoms to knowing where to turn for help. Our resource takes a deeper look into some of the most common mental health issues facing college students and provides a greater context to the discussion by explaining students' rights and common treatments. Students will find helpful information on:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction 

Countywide Access Crisis Line - 1.800.479.3339

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