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Kern Medical – Bakersfield

Address: 1700 Mount Vernon Avenue - Bakersfield, CA
General Phone Number: 661-326-2000
Admissions Phone Number: 661-868-8037
Website: http://www.kernmedical.com/health-professionals/residency-programs/psychiatry-residency
Facility Type

Kern Medical provides the following mental health rehabilitation services in Bakersfield.

  • Mental Health Rehab Center
  • Provides Addiction Treatment

Kern Medical is run by a Regional/district or county, local, or municipal government.


Service Settings (e.g., Outpatient, Residential, Inpatient, etc.)

Kern Medical provides treatment in the following settings.


  • Hospital inpatient mental health treatment
Emergency Mental Health Services

Kern Medical provides the following emergency mental health treatment and services.


  • Psychiatric emergency onsite services
Mental Health Treatment Approaches

Kern Medical utilizes the following treatment approaches.


  • Activity therapy
  • Behavior modification
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrated dual disorders treatment
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Trauma therapy
Pharmacotherapies & Medications

Kern Medical utilizes the following pharmacotherapies & medications in the treatment process.


  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine®)
  • Fluphenazine (Prolixin®)
  • Haloperidol (Haldol®)
  • Aripiprazole (Abilify®) 
  • Asenapine (Saphris/Sycrest®) 
  • Clozapine (Clozaril®) 
  • Lurasidone (Latuda®) 
  • Olanzapine (Zyprexa®) 
  • Paliperidone (Invega Trinza®) 
  • Quetiapine (Seroquel®) 
  • Risperidone (Risperdal®)
  • Ziprasidone (Geodon®) 
Payment Information

Information regarding payment(s) accepted at Kern Medical and possible financial assistance.


  • Federal Grants
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • Private Insurance
  • State Correction or Juvenile Justice Funds
  • State-Financed Healthcare Plan Other Than Medicaid
  • State Mental Health Agency Funds
  • State Welfare or Child and Family Service Funds
  • U.S. Department of VA funds
Special Programs / Groups Offered

Information regarding specialty programs and groups offered at Kern Medical.


  • Transitional age young adults
  • Veterans
  • Military families
  • Clients referred from the court/judicial system
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
  • Persons with HIV or AIDS
  • Persons who have experienced trauma
  • Persons experiencing first-episode psychosis
  • Persons with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Persons with serious mental illness (SMI)
Screening & Testing

Kern Medical offers the following screening and testing services to mental health clients.


  • HIV testing
  • Screening for Hepatitis B
  • Screening for Hepatitis C
  • TB Screening
Ancillary Services

Kern Medical provides the following ancillary services in addition to mental health treatment.


  • Case management
  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Education services
  • Family psychoeducation
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation services
  • Suicide prevention services
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