Stanislaus County Psychiatric Health Facility


1904 Richland Avenue
Ceres, California  95307
(209) 300-8800
(209) 300-8898 FAX

About Stanislaus County Psychiatric Health Facility

The Stanislaus County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is an
acute inpatient program licensed by the State of California for individuals experiencing an acute emergency related to a mental health disorder, where they can receive intensive mental health and psychiatric treatment services to assist in the stabilization
of the episode. Services are provided by professional and paraprofessional staff as per licensing and certification requirements. Admission is voluntary or via 5150.

Just the Basics

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Beds: 16
Population Served: Adult residents of Stanislaus County, California with an acute mental health emergency
Funded by: Stanislaus County

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.


The program is well-staffed. Licensed staff are available on every shift, including physicians, as well as registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and licensed psychiatric social workers. Nursing and clinical care are provided around the clock.

Services and Supports

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • comprehensive evaluation and risk assessment
  • collaborative treatment planning with a recovery focus
  • crisis planning
  • supportive counseling on group and individual basis
  • medication evaluation and management
  • discharge planning, including linkage with community services and support

The program also provides involuntary services for individuals who require that level of support. Individuals who are at imminent risk of harm to self or others may be placed on an involuntary or "special care status." This is done to ensure their safety as well as the safety of others.

Office Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Who Is Served

  • Must be a resident of Stanislaus County in California
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have an acute mental health emergency

Contacting A Family Member

Family members can contact individuals at Stanislaus by calling the main number at (209) 300-8800.

Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, staff members cannot release any client information without a signed authorization.

Family members are also welcome to contact the program director.

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.