Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Salinas Valley: Home

DSH - Salinas Valley is a 370-bed inpatient intermediate care program that provides mental health services 24 hours per day to adult male correctional inmates who suffer from a major mental illness that has diminished their ability to function within a prison environment.

The goal of treatment is to restore the patient to such a level as to allow the patient to function within the correctional setting in either the Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP), Correctional Clinical Case Management System (CCCMS) program, or with the parole system or other placements.

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