Assertive Community Treatment Intensive Outpatient Needs (ACTION) – East program offers a dual track treatment model for individuals in the East Region of San Diego who have either been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness or a chronic substance use disorder. ACTION East provides a safe environment in which our clients can address all of their treatment needs.
Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in an innovative and cost-effective manner. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms with the values highlighted on the cover of this directory. Our goal is to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.
MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Eligibility for benefits is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for monitoring the general psychiatric and physical health of all program clients. The Nurse administers and accounts for all medication as ordered by the Program Psychiatrist.