DSH - Salinas Valley: Visiting Days, Hours, and Holiday Schedules

Welcome to the Department of State Hospitals - Salinas Valley!

Visiting days are on Saturdays, Sundays, and four holidays during each calendar year. Visits usually begin between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Call Information Number for Specifics and Updates:

To find out the days and visiting hours for the prison you are going to visit, call the Visitors’ Information number and follow the directions given on the recording to find the prison you wish to visit or visit the CDCR website www.cdcr.ca.gov and click on Prisons and then Facility Locations.

(800-374-8474)

In addition to providing information regarding days and hours for visiting, the Visitors’ Information number and website will also provide information on lockdowns, medical quarantines, or other circumstances affecting visiting, addresses, and directions to the prisons.

Saturdays and Sundays (no mid-week visitation days):

  • Usually begin between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Holidays Schedule for Visiting Center

The visiting center will be open all day (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) every Saturday and Sunday and for the following holidays:

  • New Years Day (January 1st)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)