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Sacramento County writes big check to ease mental-health crisis, take pressure off struggling hospitals
Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $4.2 million increase in payments to local psychiatric hospitals as part of an effort to ease a mental-health crisis.

The board also approved county plans to apply for $5.7 million in grant funding for three new 15-bed crisis stabilization units in the region. It also directed county staff to develop a plan within 90 days for shifting care to less-expensive outpatient services that better serve the needs of mental health patients.