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It’s time to address the lack of psychiatric beds in SLO County
San Luis Obispo Tribune

There are many good reasons the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission should approve the application for a 91-bed private psychiatric hospital in Templeton. But it primarily comes down to this: We desperately need it.

The California Hospital Association recommends 136 psychiatric beds for our county. We have 16 at the county-run Psychiatric Health Facility in San Luis Obispo, and those beds are primarily for patients on Medi-Cal.