Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Inpatient Services

Program Description

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical treatment most commonly used with individuals who have severe mental illness, such as major depression or bipolar disorder that have not responded to other treatments. ECT can be provided in an outpatient or inpatient setting. The Inpatient Hospital Liaison will work with the specific person’s managed care plan and medical director to make a decision, and if approved, they will work on getting treatment.  

Referral Process

This program accepts referrals through the Behavioral Health Call C​enter​​. For more information about this program, or to see if you qualify, please contact the Behavioral Health Call Center at 1-800-704-0900.

If you have an urgent behavioral health need or are in a crisis, please contact Behavioral Health Urgent Care at 1-408-885-7855.​


Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC)

871 Enborg Court
San Jose, CA 95128

BHUC services are temporarily relocated to the Central Wellness and Benefits Center building at 2221 Enborg Lane, San Jose CA.

Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If this is a crisis or emergency call 911, and ask for a “CIT officer” (Crisis Intervention Team).

ECT Provider

El Camino Hospital 

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