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Inpatient Support Services

Published on: 9/24/2014 2:00 PM

Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization 

Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is designed to help people who are going through a mental health crisis. Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is available for individuals requiring psychiatric stabilization for behavior or symptoms assessed as dangerous to self, to others, or gravely disabled and require 24-hour care in a secure and therapeutic setting.These individuals may have symptoms of anxiety, depression, or mania, or may be experiencing altered thought processes. Length of inpatient care is determined by continued need for such services. Discharge planning from inpatient care includes linkage and/or coordination with an outpatient provider.

Barbara Arons Pavilion, Valley Medical Center
820 Enborg Court
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: 1 (408) 885-6140
Fax: (408) 885-6180

Phone: 1 (408) 885-6120
Fax: (408) 885-6126

Visiting Hours:
M - F, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. and holidays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Acute Mental Health Nursing
Children's Shelter and Custody Health Services
Phone: 1 (408) 885-708
Fax: (408) 885-6720

The County Mental Health Department runs a 60-bed acute inpatient psychiatric unit for individuals in need of acute hospitalization.

The Mental Health Department has contracts with 3 community hospitals to be able to hospitalize Santa Clara County Medi-Cal beneficiaries in need of acute inpatient psychiatric hospitalization when beds are unavailable at the County's Barbara Arons Pavilion (BAP). Bay Area hospitals are contracted to serve children and adolescents requiring hospitalization.

Fremont Hospital
Ed Owens, Administrator
39001 Sundale Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
​Phone: (510) 574-4811
Fax: (510) 574-4801


Mills Peninsula Hospital
Dan Becker, M.D., Medical Director
1783 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 696-5912
Fax: (650) 696-5901


California Specialty Hospital
525 Oregon Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 648-2200
Fax: (707) 649-4014