Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra by the Sea to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sierra by the Sea.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Premier Addiction & Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Treatment for Women

Sierra by the Sea offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adult women who have been experiencing substance use disorders and certain co-occurring mental health concerns. The PHP at our facility in Newport Beach, California, provides the personalized services that can help women age 18 and older gain a solid foothold in recovery.

About the PHP for Women

Details about the PHP for women at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

 At Sierra by the Sea, we’re committed to ensuring that each woman who seeks our help receives the services that are right for her. One of the ways that we achieve this goal is by providing a full continuum of care, with multiple levels of treatment. Some women take part in treatment at several levels, while others may only spend time at one level of care.

Our gender-specific partial hospitalization program, or PHP, fits into our continuum of care between the residential and intensive outpatient program, or IOP, levels. Gender-specific PHP for women at Sierra by the Sea is a highly structured program that features full days of treatment five days per week. In the evenings and on weekends, women who take part in PHP at our facility in Newport Beach, California, can return to their homes or to an alternative supported residence.

Some women enter PHP at our addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, California, after completing our residential program. For these women, PHP is a source of structured step-down support where they can retain a strong connection to our services while slowly beginning to resume elements of an independent lifestyle.

Other women enter treatment directly at the PHP level, or they step up from IOP or traditional outpatient services. For these women, PHP provides a safe, structured, and supportive environment where they can receive focused, personalized support. In general terms, entering treatment directly at the PHP level may be the right choice for women who need intensive services but whose needs are not severe enough to require round-the-clock care and supervision.

When a woman nears the end of her time in PHP at our addiction treatment facility in Newport Beach, California, her treatment team will work with her to determine the best next steps for her. Some women step down to our IOP, while others transition to traditional outpatient care or take part in community-based support groups. As with all aspects of our comprehensive services for adult women who have been experiencing addiction and certain mental health concerns, all decisions about next steps after completing PHP will be based on what is best for each woman.

Features of the PHP for Women at Sierra by the Sea

What to expect in the PHP for women at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

 All services at Sierra by the Sea are personalized according to the specific needs of each woman who is entrusted to our care. This commitment to customized service extends to all who take part in our gender-specific partial hospitalization program (PHP) for women.

Prior to starting PHP for addiction at our facility in Newport Beach, California, all women complete a thorough assessment. This ensures that our treatment professionals have identified and are prepared to address all the obstacles that have been preventing each woman from living a healthier and more satisfying life. The information that is collected during the assessment forms the basis of the woman’s personalized treatment plan.

Depending on a host of individual factors, a woman’s personalized PHP treatment plan may include the following elements:

  • Detoxification services
  • Basic medical care
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Medication management services
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Experiential therapy

Gender-specific PHP for women at Sierra by the Sea incorporates a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and the 12-Step recovery model. Women whose struggles with addiction are accompanied by co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of trauma may also take part in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy while they’re in PHP.

Group therapy is the main method of treatment in our gender-specific PHP for women. Each treatment day includes multiple groups. Examples of groups for women who are taking part in PHP include process groups, psychoeducation groups, and experiential groups. Group sessions at the PHP level may address breath work, bodywork, codependency, nutrition, the neurobiology of trauma, substance use education, relapse prevention, and an array of additional relevant topics.

The frequency of individual, family, and experiential therapies may vary depending on the needs of each woman who is receiving PHP services at our facility in Newport Beach, California.

Women who participate in gender-specific PHP at Sierra by the Sea take part in six hours of treatment per day, five days per week, for a weekly total of 30 treatment hours. Typical length of stay in our PHP for women is 30 to 90 days.

PHP Admissions Criteria

Admissions information for Sierra by the Sea’s PHP for women in Newport Beach, CA

All admissions decisions at our gender-specific partial hospitalization program (PHP) for women are made on an individual basis following a detailed review of each woman’s treatment history, needs, and goals. In general terms, though, PHP for women at our facility in Newport Beach, California, is designed for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Adult women age 18 and older
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder (this is the clinical term for addiction)
  • Do not need round-the-clock care
  • Have needs that exceed the services provided at the intensive outpatient program (IOP) or traditional outpatient level
  • Can fully engage in all forms of therapy within our PHP for women

Women whose struggles with substance use are accompanied by certain co-occurring mental health concerns may also receive care in our gender-specific PHP. However, all mental health concerns must be secondary to a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. The following are examples of the co-occurring mental health disorders that a woman may receive care for in our gender-specific PHP:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

To determine if gender-specific PHP for women at Sierra by the Sea is the optimal treatment environment for you or someone you care about, please contact us at your earliest convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions so that you can make the most informed decision for yourself or your loved one.

We Accept Insurance
The following are some of the providers with whom we work regularly
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • and many more...

Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)