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Santa Barbara County Gets Offer From Hospital To Help With Lack Of Space For Mental Health Inpatients

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:38am

Santa Barbara County has been struggling with only about half of the estimated 30 beds it needs on a regular basis for in-house psychiatric treatment.

The county has been forced to send some of its seriously mentally ill out of the county, because there simply aren’t adequate places to treat them.

Now, a hospital is proposing to team up with the county, to use a wing of its old facility as a consolidated mental health treatment center.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

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