Inpatient Support Services

Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization 

Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is designed to help people who are going through a behavioral health crisis. Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is available for individuals requiring psychiatric stabilization for behavior or symptoms assessed as dangerous to self, to others, or gravely disabled and require 24-hour care in a secure and therapeutic setting. These individuals may have symptoms of anxiety, depression, or mania, or may be experiencing altered thought processes. The length of inpatient care is determined by the continued need for such services. Discharge planning from inpatient care includes linkage and/or coordination with an outpatient provider.

Inpatient Operations Handbook:

Inpatient Operations Handbook (11/1/21)

ECT Request Form

    Barbara Arons Pavilion, Valley Medical Center
    820 Enborg Court
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Phone: 1 (408) 885-6140
    Fax: (408) 885-6180

    Phone: 1 (408) 885-6120
    Fax: (408) 885-6126

    Visiting Hours:
    M - F, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Sat. - Sun. and holidays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    The County Behavioral Health Services Department runs a 60-bed acute inpatient psychiatric unit for individuals in need of acute hospitalization.​​​

    The Behavioral Health Services Department has contracts with 3 community hospitals to be able to hospitalize Santa Clara County Medi-Cal beneficiaries in need of acute inpatient psychiatric hospitalization when beds are unavailable at the County's Barbara Arons Pavilion (BAP). Bay Area hospitals are contracted to serve children and adolescents requiring hospitalization.

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