DSH - Napa: Family & Friend Resources

Mail & Packages

Sending letters to a patient:
You may send a letter to a patient at the following address:
Patient Name - Unit (if known)
Department of State Hospitals-Napa
2100 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558-6293

Letters are scanned by an electronic device and those containing anything other than correspondence will not be allowed.

Sending Packages to a Patient

Packages sent to patients must be from a vendor. Packages assembled from home will not be accepted. All incoming packages must come to the hospital through the U.S. Postal Service, or any other recognized vendor delivery service. Packages received or sent to and from patients will not be more than 24 inches in length, 19 inches in width and 12 inches high and will not weigh more than 30 pounds. Effective, January 1, 2021, patients are allowed eight (8) packages in a quarter (January-March; April-June; July-September; October- December). An order that arrives in multiple packages from a vendor will no longer count as one (1) package, even if you have an invoice verifying that you have one (1) order that contains mutiple packages. For orders that arrive in multiple packages, each package will count toward the quarterly total of eight (8) packages.

DSH Napa is currently offering My Care Pack Canteen Services to patients who reside at the hospital as well as to family, friends of loved ones who prefer to use this service to order items for their loved ones. To use this service and to learn more about how it works, please go to www.mycarepack.com

Sending Funds to a Patient's Account

Personal checks, money orders, and cashier checks should be mailed directly to the Trust Office for deposit into a patient’s Trust Account. Personal checks, cashier checks and money orders should be made out to “DSH Napa for patient name” (i.e., “DSH-Napa for John Doe”). The sender’s name and address must be included with all deposits. It is not recommended that cash be placed in the mail. Traveler’s Checks are not accepted and will be returned to the sender. The address to mail funds to be applied to a patient’s account is:

Trust Office
Department of State Hospitals - Napa
2100 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558

DSH - Napa: Friends and Family Support Group

Who We Are

The Family & Friends Support Group (FFSG) of DSH-Napa is a family-led group that provides support, guidance and understanding to its members on mental health issues.

These meetings are an opportunity to learn more about DSH-Napa and the many services offered to your family member and to engage and listen to presenters who are experts in mental health treatment.

In addition, family and friends have the opportunity to gain insight and support on the challenges and successes of other families facing similar circumstances.

Please note that this group is not association with NAMI. We are a family-led, independent support group specific to DSH-Napa. Participation in NAMI is not required, however it is encouraged as a resource and additional support system.

Please Join Us!

Meeting Calendar for 2024:

  • January: No Meeting
  • February 10: In-Person
  • March 19: Virtual
  • April 13: In-Person
  • May 21: Virtual
  • June 8: In-Person
  • July 16: Virtual
  • August: No Meeting
  • September 17: Virtual
  • October 12: In-Person
  • November 19: Virtual
  • December 9: Holiday Event (meeting requirement to participate)

In-person meetings are held in the Volunteer Center on hospital grounds from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Virtual meetings are held via Webex by Cisco from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. The meeting link is shared with members in advance of every meeting.

For more information on DSH - Napa's Family & Friends Support Group and/or to become a member, please contact us at (707) 254-2431. All family and friends are welcome and encouraged to participate!

*Please note that due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the meeting schedule may be adjusted.

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