The County of San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Psychiatric Care Facility (PHF) is the only such facility within San Luis Obispo County. The nearest alternative 5150 facilities are located in Salinas, Santa Barbara, and Fresno/Bakersfield.
Due to frequent licensed capacity limits, SLO County individuals are often transferred directly from our area hospitals to out-of-County alternative inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities for treatment.
In addition to the PHF, the Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 24-hour voluntary residential care facility that is in place for crisis intervention, assessment, evaluation, collateral, medication support services, therapy, peer support, etc. to avoid unnecessary hospitalization and incarceration while improving wellness for individuals with mental health disorders and their families.