About this Facility
Since 1982, Phoenix House Academy of Orange County has offered effective residential treatment to adolescents ages 12 to 17 who suffer from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. Located in a historic building on park-like grounds, the Academy provides a broad spectrum of evidence-based treatment services to help teens break the cycle of substance abuse. Residents continue their high school studies while taking part in individual, group, and family counseling, as well as cultural and recreational activities. We also refer clients to community partners who provide such services as career development, job placement, health care, and legal aid.
The Phoenix House Academy residential treatment model for adolescents, which offers a strength-based, family-centered treatment continuum for teens with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems, has been designated as an evidence-based practice by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP, 2008) as well as a model program by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP, 2006).
Payment options include the following health insurance plans: Aetna, Kaiser-Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross, LifeSynch-Humana, APS Healthcare, MHN, Cigna, Health Net, Value Options, and United Behavioral Health and Partners: U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, Travelers Insurance, MetraHealth Insurance, Metropolitan Life Insurance, Pacificare, United Health & Life Insurance. Self-pay option is available, with all major credit cards accepted. In addition, government assistance is offered to those who qualify (with a sliding scale for co-payments).
Assessment and Evaluation Services
In various locations, Phoenix House provides independent assessments and evaluations of substance use disorders as requested by individuals, families, schools and the Criminal Justice System. See more details
Adolescent Residential Services
The Phoenix House Academies for Youth offer intensive substance abuse and mental health services with high school academic programs in CARF-accredited facilities. See more details
Mental Health Services
Substance abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues, and Phoenix House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need. See more details
Prevention and Education Services
Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate youth and adults to make positive choices. See more details
See All Services
- Military Community Services
- Assessment and Evaluation Services
- Adolescent Residential Services
- Mental Health Services
- Screening and Brief Interventions
- Prevention and Education Services
- Adolescent Outpatient Services
- Sober Living and Recovery Support
- Mother and Child Residential Services
- Adult Outpatient Services
- Adult Residential Services
- Adult Detoxification and Stabilization
Orange County Department of Education maintains a fully accredited high school on-site, and academic tutoring is available for those who are unable to attend school on a daily basis. In an effort to create educational continuity, all students are instructed through self-paced educational materials.
Counseling and activities for families of adolescents in treatment, including family counseling and a variety of family-centered activities.
Medical and Nursing Services
Health, medical and dental services are provided by staff nurses and consulting physicians, psychologists and dentists, and through linkages established with community clinics and medical centers.
Recreation and Fitness Services
Includes assessment and setting of personal fitness goals. Planned indoor and outdoor activities occur three times a week for each teen which are supplemented by dance, yoga and recreational outings.
Youth participate in community outreach activities, appearing as speakers at sessions, classes, and panels held in local schools, community centers and other locations, to teach their peers about the dangers and consequences of substance abuse.
"Phoenix House Academy Of Orange County"
Scott VanCamp, LMFT
“Phoenix House Orange County serves teens at Phoenix House Academy and families with children at Phoenix House Wraparound. Each family is engaged with an applied understanding and appreciation of that family's uniqueness, and it is a privilege to collaborate with all participants in this remarkable process."Director, Orange County Adolescent ServicesContact me
Jo Ellen Bartholomew
“Phoenix House takes pride in the quality of services it provides. We look forward to working with our residents and designing programs to strengthen their recovery.”Licensed Marriage Family TherapistContact me
“It is an honor to lead a diverse, innovative team of professionals who support youth and families in the pursuit of health and recovery.”Vice President & Director of Clinical Services, Phoenix Houses of CaliforniaContact me