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Sacramento County looks to boost mental-health crisis care
Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento County is looking at a new plan to address a local mental-health care crisis that sends thousands of patients to local emergency rooms for care because they have no place else to go.

For now, the idea is to apply for $5.7 million in grant funding to open three new 15-bed crisis stabilization units in the region and to increase payments to three local psychiatric hospitals by $4.2 million while efforts are underway to rebalance the local system of care. The county Board of Supervisors will address these issues at its Tuesday meeting.