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Psychiatric Health Facility Dedication Scheduled

POSTED February 24, 2014 1:34 p.m.


It is estimated that one in four adults in the United States suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year. With proper treatment, there can be hope for recovery and a fulfilled life. Stanislaus County is opening a new, 16-bed inpatient psychiatric care facility designed for short-term stays for patients in need of assistance.

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is hosting a community dedication and open house for the new Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) on Tuesday afternoon starting at 1 p.m., Feb. 25 at the facility site, 1904 Richland Ave., Ceres.

The PHF will provide short-term services to patients in emotional crisis to receive appropriate services locally and to have a seamless transition of care to other treatment services within the county. In addition, it’s projected that the PHF will assist in reducing overall in-patient costs for Stanislaus County.

The PHF component is the result of a 24/7 Secure Mental Health Services Strategic Planning Work Group over the past year. This workgroup consisted of staff from the Chief Executive Office, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, all local hospitals and other community stakeholders.

The dedication event is being hosted before the PHF becomes operational in a couple of weeks. The dedication will feature several guest speakers, light refreshments and tours of the facility.

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