Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health is licensed as an acute psychiatric hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs for children, adults, and seniors. Operated by Signature Health and built in joint venture with WatchHill Capital, the flagship campus of the Orange County Behavioral Health system was conceived to fill a shortage of behavioral beds in the Aliso Viejo region. The new 120-bed inpatient behavioral hospital and outpatient clinic will be the largest mental health facility in Orange County, more than doubling the county’s behavioral bed capacity and offering a full spectrum of services in a modern and inviting atmosphere. It features indoor and outdoor recreation rooms with full kitchen, full dining room, food service facility, gymnasium, counseling rooms and sleeping areas. Designed in the mission aesthetic common to the area, the facility blends into the surrounding neighborhood. Native plant species that are safe for patients dot the exterior landscape to soften the impact and visual appearance of the building on the site and create a sense of calm and healing before patients enter the building. The holistic interior design is calm and welcoming, but is strategically planned to restrict access, create boundaries, and keep patients safe.
As the largest free-standing mental health facility built in the region in decades, Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health leads the way in supporting generations of patients in their journey to healthy futures.