State Hospitals

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 – Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan (in Los Angeles County), Napa and Patton.

California Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program:

Individuals who lived in state-run hospitals, homes and institutions through 1979 were sterilized, leaving them unable to have biological children. As a result of Assembly Bill 137, the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program was created to financially compensate survivors of state-sponsored sterilization. The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) administers the program. Please visit here to learn more about the program or to download an application form.

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

Department of State Hospital Services and Costs:

Below is a list of services and associated costs provided by the Department of State Hospitals.

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DSH Small Business/Micro Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE) program

Small Business (SB) and Micro-business (MB) enterprises are essential to the good health of the State’s economy and a principal source of new jobs. The State of California established the Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program (Public Contract Code section 10115) to assist DVBEs to more effectively compete in governmental procurement opportunities. Learn more