State Hospital Beds

CalMHSA supports counties in preventing overcrowding of the Department of State Hospitals (DSH) and stabilizing the cost of hospital beds for patients mandated to involuntary treatment under the Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) Act.

State hospitals serve individuals who require daily oversight and treatment and who have severe behavioral health conditions. CalMHSA collaborates with DSH and county behavioral health departments to:

  • Develop discharge procedures for timely discharge from state hospitals
  • Reduce the number of patients placed annually in state hospitals and maintain the reduction
  • Identify placements alternative to the state hospital for LPS patients

Program Details

Lead Staff:

Courtney Vallejo, LMFT

Director of Managed Care Operations

Email: [email protected]

Participating Counties:

Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Kern County, Lake County, Madera County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, San Benito County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County