Psychiatric Inpatient Facilities

Fee for Service Hospitals

Fee-For-Service (FFS) acute psychiatric inpatient hospitals are facilities that have contracts with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH).  They can operate as an Acute Psychiatric Hospital (APH) or as a General Acute Care Hospital (GACH)  a site that maintains a distinct acute psychiatric unit in the facility. These facilities must be secure and meet all CCR Titles 9 and 22 staffing standards for inpatient services. They must provide a twenty-four (24) hour inpatient treatment program, with the intent to ameliorate the symptoms of danger to self, other or the inability to provide for food, clothing and shelter due to a mental disability as determined by qualified mental health professional staff. The hospital must  be eligible as determined by LACDMH as a Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) to detain and treat clients under Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 5150

Psychiatric Health Facilities

Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs) are 16-bed facilities licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services and provide 24-hour inpatient care for mentally disordered, incompetent, or other persons as described in Division 5 (commencing with Section 5000) or Division 6(commencing with Section 6000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Care includes, but is not limited to, the following basic services: psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, social work, rehabilitation, drug administration, and appropriate foodservices for those persons whose physical health needs can be met in an affiliated hospital or in outpatient settings

Short Doyle Facilities

A Short Doyle facility provides acute short term inpatient treatment for individuals in non-hospital setting, who are indigent or uninsured.  A Short Doyle facility is secure and LPS designated.  A Short Doyle facility serves individuals who are placed under the Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) 5150 for involuntarily detainment due to indications they are, as a result of a mental disorder, a danger to self, danger to others, or may be gravely mentally disabled.  A Short Doyle facility also serve LPS conserved individuals (gravely mentally disabled) in need of stabilization.  A Short Doyle facility provides comprehensive psychiatric and physical assessment, evaluation, and treatment in a safe and secure setting.