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Hospitals to pay Sonoma County to care for psychiatric patients
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Memorial and Petaluma Valley hospitals want Sonoma County to assume responsibility for psychiatric patients who end up in their emergency rooms.

Under a two-year agreement, the hospitals will transfer patients in mental health crisis to the county’s Psychiatric Emergency Services unit on Chanate Road. St. Joseph Health in Sonoma County, which operates the two hospitals, will pay the county $200,000 over the two-year period.