We need more mental health inpatient facilities in San Luis Obispo County. What we have is inadequate to serve all people who are in need. Please know that many children and seniors are assessed and then sent out of the county because the county psychiatric facility has limited space for them. Primarily people with Medi-Cal get services here.
If you have private insurance, you have to go to Ventura, Santa Barbara or a few other out-of-county facilities.
Let’s work together to create a better way to keep people close to their families in San Luis Obispo County while receiving inpatient services.
Juliet Chester, Atascadero
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