California's voters passed Proposition 63 (Mental Health Services Act - MHSA) in the November 2004 General Election. Proposition 63 promised to greatly improve the delivery of mental health services and treatment across the State of California.
The MHSA represents a comprehensive approach to the development of community based mental health services and supports for the residents of California.
The Mental Health Services Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system. To provide an orderly implementation of MHSA, the California Department of Mental Health planned for sequential phases of development for each of the components.
The MHSA requires that each county mental health program shall prepare and submit a three-year plan which shall be updated at least annually and approved by the California Department of Mental Health after review and comment by the Oversight and Accountability Commission. The Mental Health Services Act further requires that the department shall establish requirements for the content of the plans.
PETis the psychiatric evaluation team. PET responds to calls to evaluate whether someone needs to be hospitalized. This term is not used as much in LACDMH anyone because the LA police department and the sheriff’s department have their own names for these teams for example SMART and MET.
MET is the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mental Health Evaluation Team. This team responds to 911 or other calls requesting help with psychotic, suicidal or homicidal persons. They are authorized to hospitalize people against their will if they are too ill for outpatient treatment. The Long Beach Police Department also has a MET team called LB MET.
Emergencies call 911 Long Beach Mental Health Evaluation Team – Messages only (562) 570-7195 Services 7 days a week from 6am to 1am Non-emergencies (562) 435-6711
SMARTis the Los Angeles City Police Department
System-wideMental Assessment Response Team. This team responds to 911 or other calls requesting help with psychotic, suicidal or homicidal persons. They are authorized to hospitalize people against their will if they are too ill for outpatient treatment.
Utilizing the Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Recovery Model of mental health treatment, MSH offers its services to residents throughout California. The hospital is easily accessible from the 605, 5, 105, 60 and 91 Freeways. This provides easy access to families and friends of Individuals treated within the facility. The number of Individuals receiving treatment at MSH averages around 670. The 1500 administrative, clinical and ancillary staff of MSH provides a variety of individualized modes of treatment designed to promote maximum recovery from psychiatric illness.
MSH does not admit Individuals with a charge or conviction of a sex crime. The facility also does not admit Individuals with a conviction of murder, or a history of escape from a locked detention facility.
Metropolitan State Hospital 11401 Bloomfield Avenue Norwalk, California 90650 Phone (562) 863-7011 Fax # (562) 929-3131
Los Angeles to Metropolitan State Hospital
Take US-101 South.
Take the I-5 South ramp towards Santa Ana.
Merge onto I-5 South.
Take the Pioneer Blvd exit towards Imperial Hwy.
Merge onto Pioneer Boulevard.
Turn left onto Imperial Highway.
Turn left onto Bloomfield Avenue.
Total Distance: 16.0 miles Total Estimated Time: 21 minutes
LAC+USC HealthCare Network
LAC+USC provides a full spectrum of emergency, inpatient and outpatient services. These include medical, surgical and emergency/trauma services in General Hospital. In Women's and Children's Hospital it provides obstetrical, gynecological, pediatric and specialized neonatal intensive care services as well as psychiatric services for adults, adolescents and children. The Medical Center also operates a hyperbaric chamber on Catalina Island.
Hours of Operation
Clinic Schedule: General clinic hours: 8:00am–5:00pm, unless otherwise indicated in service description.
Emergency Information: Emergency services are available on a 24-hour basis.
LAC+USC HealthCare Network 1200 N. State Street Los Angeles, CA 90033
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is a 570-bed acute-care facility, owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles, and affiliated with the UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry. The medical center provides health care service to the Greater South Bay community.
As a major teaching hospital and acute-care facility, Harbor-UCLA also provides 24-hour emergency services for acute medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetrics/gynecology, and psychiatric problems.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 1000 West Carson Street Torrance, CA 90502
Located at 1000 W. Carson Street, Harbor-UCLA is just west of the I-110 (Harbor) Freeway, and south of the I-405 (San Diego) Freeway, in unincorporated land between the cities of Torrance and Carson. The major cross streets are Vermont Avenue and Carson Street.
San Bernardino County
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
The 456-bed facility is owned and operated by the County of San Bernardino. ARMC offers a full range of patient services and includes six medical/surgical units, advanced critical care, neonatal intensive care, and emergency and trauma care. The hospital also features comprehensive rehabilitation services and a freestanding behavioral health facility.
ARMC’s Behavioral Health Center provides inpatient and outpatient services for assessment and evaluation of acute psychiatric emergencies. Comprised of three units and licensed for 90 adults, the center is staffed to care for up to 60 patients.
People in crises and suffering chronic psychiatric disorders such as severe depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other mental health problems, are treated in ARMC’s Behavioral Health Center. In a secure, safe environment, patients are evaluated, assessed, and treated by an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, clinical therapists, nurses, and occupational therapists whose goal is to help patients lead more healthful and productive lives. ARMC’s psychiatric emergency visits are more than 11,000 annually.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 400 North Pepper Avenue Colton, CA 92324
ARMC is conveniently located off Interstate 10 in Colton, California
Riverside County Regional Medical Center (RCRMC)
The Medical Center is a 520,000 square foot state-of-the-art tertiary care and level II adult and pediatric facility, licensed for 439 beds. There are 362 licensed beds in the main acute-care hospital, and 77 licensed beds in a separate psychiatric facility.
Social work staff intervenes wherever necessary based on comprehensive assessments, to increase a patient’s awareness and utilization of and access to personal, familial, community and/or social resources. Assistance and/or referrals provided may include, but are not limited to:
Mental Health counseling and resources, such as crisis intervention, alcohol or drug rehabilitation
Placement in alternative living situations due to changed or changing level of care needs at home, such as Nursing or Board and Care homes, Assisted Living or Acute Rehabilitation
Community Resources such as Shelter or transportation referrals, In-Home Support Services (IHSS), Multi-Senior Services Program (MSSP)
Home Care referrals, such as Home Health, Hospice or Home Infusion
Durable Medical Equipment needs like walkers, wheelchairs, home oxygen, hospital beds
Financial Assistance, such as assisting with and advocating for access to Medi-Cal, Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP), State Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Victims of Crime
Riverside County Regional Medical Center 26520 Cactus Avenue Moreno Valley, CA 92555
2. Slight left onto CA-60 E (signs for Pomona/Riverside)
3. Merge onto I-215 S
4. Take exit 27A for Cactus Ave E toward Moreno Valley
5. Merge onto Cactus Ave
Destination will be on the right
RCRMC Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP)
Riverside County developed the Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) to provide assistance for the health needs of adults between the ages of 21 and 64 years. The goal of the program is to reduce costly hospitalization and increase the ability to work.
MISP is not an insurance. It is to meet the immediate needs of adults who suffer traumas or have other emergent needs. Although the provision of indigent medical services is mandated by the State of California, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors directs the eligibility criteria and scope of services covered.
MISP Eligibility Criteria:
Be able to show proof of legal resident of Riverside County for more than 30 days
Must complete an application
Must be an adult between the ages of 21 and 64
Must not be insured or have access to a health plan
Must be able to show proof of income
Must show proof of identity
Must not have a valid Visitor’s visa
Must not be in Riverside County for the sole purpose of rehabilitation
Client must not be institutionalized in Skilled Nursing Home (SNF) or Institution for Mentally Disabled (IMD)
Persons who meet the eligibility criteria may be granted up to twelve months of eligibility. They must report changes in income, living circumstances or if they apply or become eligible for other health benefits. Failure to do so can result in revocation of eligibility to the date of the change of status. The County of Riverside may review eligibility status on a random basis during the twelve-month period.
Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) 14375 Nason Street, Suite 102 Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Department of Psychiatry Emergency Treatment Services provides psychiatric emergency services for all ages providing evaluation, crisis intervention, and referrals for psychiatric hospitalization as needed. Emergency Treatment Services (ETS) specializes in evaluating and treating mental illness and emotional crisis. Patients who come to ETS may receive treatment and be discharged to return home with medication and referrals to other mental health facilities. Some patients may be admitted for further treatment to the Inpatient Treatment Facility.
Department of Psychiatry Inpatient Treatment Facility is the psychiatric department of RCRMC. Services consist of emergency psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and inpatient care for ages 13 and up. Geared to stabilize the individual for return to maximum productivity as soon as possible, this department provides: