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Survivor of Suicide Loss

La Cheim Behavioral Health Services

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) & Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Survivor of Suicide Bereavement







La Cheim's PHP/IOP programs are mostly virtual via Zoom. (See the daily virtual program page.) 

However, we have begun offering some on-site PHP services. Please contact us for more details.

For the fastest response, please contact admissions using the form at the bottom of this page. We urge you to review the information on this page before contacting us.

Inclusive, Empowering Day Treatment for Adults


La Cheim Behavioral Health Services is a nonprofit organization providing a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to the Bay Area community since 1993.

Our unique PHP and IOP offer compassionate, non-institutional, and trauma-informed care for adults coping with serious mental health challenges. We believe in the strength, resilience, and creativity of our clients. With an emphasis on improved coping and problem solving, we help clients begin to stabilize and rebuild their lives with a restored sense of meaning. 

The PHP and IOP programs run weekdays from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in Oakland, California. Learn more about a day in the life of the programs, and meet our staff.

Treatment Approaches

Using an array of empirically validated approaches -- including principles of CBT, DBT, ACT, and more -- we work with mood, anxiety, and thought disorders; trauma/PTSD; personality issues; grief, loss, and other adjustment difficulties; substance dependence recovery; and more. Clients often describe our treatment environment as especially welcoming, supportive, and non-pathologizing.

Insurance Coverage

We work with most major commercial insurance carriers. The following insurance carriers currently provide coverage for PHP/IOP services at La Cheim:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem/Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield of California

  • Blue Shield/Magellan

  • Carelon Behavioral Health (formerly Beacon/Value Options)

  • Center for Elder Independence (CEI)

  • Cigna

  • Contra Costa Health Plan

  • Health Net/MHN

  • Kaiser & Kaiser Advantage (by direct referral only -- please contact your KP providers)

  • Medicare (note that Medicare has very strict attendance requirements)

  • UBH/Optum

  • VA


Please contact us to verify eligibility and benefits. Unfortunately, MediCal does not provide coverage for La Cheim's PHP/IOP at this time.

Getting to La Cheim

Currently our program is primarily virtual via Zoom, so all you need to join us is an internet connection and a device that can run Zoom!


Our clinic is located at 3031 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609. For those who live close to our Oakland clinic, we also offer some in-person days for those interested. It's easy to get to us using public transit

What We DO Offer:

  • Intensive, weekday, group-based, short-term treatment for adults in mental health crisis.

  • Participants also receive individual therapy and psychiatry, but only within the context of the group program.

What We DON'T Offer:

  • Services for children or adolescents.

  • Individual, one-on-one, longer-term outpatient therapy or psychiatry.

  • Coverage for Medi-Cal members.

Contacting Us:

  • You can fax records and more to our secure fax: 510-225-2745

  • For billing inquiries regarding existing or previous cases, please complete this form.

  • For admissions inquiries, please complete the form immediately below.

Questions about tele-PHP/IOP program or admissions? Contact us here.

Our current waiting list estimate is 3-4 weeks. We encourage you to join our waiting list now if you are interested in our day treatment programs. 


Contact La Cheim's PHP/IOP Admissions Department

Our current response time averages 2-3 days. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to respond during this time of unusually high demand for services. 

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