The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) manages the California state hospital system, which provides mental health services to patients admitted into DSH facilities. The department strives to provide effective treatment in a safe environment and in a fiscally responsible manner.
DSH oversees five state hospitals and three psychiatric programs located in state prisons.
Our five state hospitals are Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan (in Los Angeles County), Napa and Patton.
- DSH-Salinas Valley
The California Memorial Project:
The mission of the California Memorial is to honor and restore dignity to those individuals who lived and died in state hospitals and institutions. Its goals include the restoration of cemeteries or graves where individuals from state institutions are buried, and preserving the histories of individuals who lived in state institutions.Learn more about the California Memorial Project