Long Term Care

Institute of Mental Disease (IMD): A 24-hour institution of more than 16 beds that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment and care of persons with mental disorders. Referrals are made by the acute care psychiatric hospital or San Diego County-funded LTC facility currently treating the client.

State Hospital: A California State operated psychiatric hospital for adults. The hospital provides evaluation and treatment for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. This is the highest level of care available to San Diego County beneficiaries and serves clients who are unable to be maintained at all other levels of care. Referrals are made by the acute care psychiatric hospital or San Diego County-funded LTC facility currently treating the client.

San Diego County Funded Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF): SNFs that have contracted with Optum to provide care for San Diego County clients with serious and persistent mental who are in need of SNF level care due to the psychiatric disability and lack of a physical health issue that would qualify the client for funding through their Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan. Optum manages County funds to pay a daily contracted rate for the SNF placement. This provide skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, custodial care and other related health services to patients who need nursing care for a psychiatric disability, but do not require hospitalization. Referrals are made by the acute care psychiatric hospital or San Diego County-funded LTC facility currently treating the client.

San Diego County Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patch: An additional daily rate paid by San Diego County to contracted SNFs that have agreed to provide additional mental health services to San Diego County beneficiaries. Medi-Cal pays for the SNF placement and an additional daily rate is paid to the facility by San Diego County. Referrals are made by the acute care psychiatric hospital or San Diego County-funded LTC facility currently treating the client.

Neurobehavioral Health Unit SNF Patch: A Neurobehavioral Health Unit in a Skilled Nursing Facility Unit  that provides specialized neurobehavioral treatment and care for San Diego residents who have a well-documented history of a severe and persistent mental illness prior to being diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Medi-Cal pays for the SNF placement and an additional daily rate is paid to the facility by San Diego County. Referrals are made by the acute care psychiatric hospital or San Diego County-funded LTC facility currently treating the client.

Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) with a Specialized Residential Treatment: A Residential Facility for San Diego residents who are diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. These facilities are licensed as a Board and Care and provide a higher level of care than an Augmented Services Board and Care. These facilities provide psychosocial programming and have clinicians on staff. The ARF level of care is used as part of community reintegration for clients currently in a San Diego County-Funded LTC facility. Referrals are made by the San Diego County-Funded Long Term Care facility where the client is a current resident.

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Access & Crisis Line

(888) 724-7240
TDD/TTY Dial 711
7 days a week/24 hrs a day

Provider Line

(800) 798-2254

Support Desk

(800) 834-3792

TERM Line

(877) 824-8376