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Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital

Kaweah Health provides acute inpatient psychiatric care at our mental health hospital and provides out-patient bio-behavioral health service at our health clinics in Exeter, Lindsay, and Dinuba.

Mental Illness Treatment in Tulare County

Welcome to Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital. When mental illness interferes with day-to-day life, work or family, help is available at Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital, 1100 S. Akers Street., Visalia, California. Our hospital is a 63-bed licensed inpatient unit providing acute psychiatric care for adults experiencing serious mental health issues. Since early 2000, our hospital has been a regional provider of high-quality adult acute inpatient crisis intervention and medication stabilization psychiatric services.

Quicks facts about the mental health hospital:

  • Patient age: 18 and above
  • Average daily census: 47
  • Average length of stay: 8 days
  • Common diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective bipolar, major depression, anxiety disorder, and psychosis.

Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital offers adult acute inpatient crisis intervention and medication stabilization services for the underserved in California's Central Valley.

  • The following multi-disciplinary programs and services are available:
  • Psychiatric assessment and referral services: This team consists of mental health professionals who perform assessments to determine inpatient admission criteria and provide information concerning treatment options and resources in the area.
  • Acute inpatient adult program designed to treat clients with mental illness requiring acute inpatient care.
  • Consult and liaison services

Adult Acute Inpatient Unit

This unit provides care for people ages 18 and older with diagnosed mental disorders whose symptoms cannot be treated in non-acute settings.

The unit is designed for the health and safety of mental health patients:

  • Locked units provide a safe and secure therapeutic treatment environment
  • Three separate wings offer care appropriate to patients level of function
  • Patients are medically cleared prior to admission
  • Patients receive care of mental conditions from experienced psychiatrists
  • Patients receive care from an experienced multi-disciplinary team of nurses, doctors, residents, recreational therapists, social workers, case managers, mental health workers and health unit coordinators
Consult Liaison Service

Our consult liaison service consists of psychiatrists who consult daily with inpatients experiencing mental health issues at Kaweah Health Medical Center downtown, as well as South and West campuses.

About Our Mental Health Facility

In the late 1990s, Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital was purchased by Kaweah Health, a licensed public nonprofit healthcare organization. Since early 2000, our hospital has been a regional provider of high-quality adult acute inpatient crisis intervention and medication stabilization psychiatric services.

To access any of our programs or request additional information, please contact Kaweah Health Mental Health Hospital at (559) 624-3300 or fax (559) 635-4127.

Kaweah Health Center for Mental Wellness

Serving All Ages. Kaweah Health Center for Mental Wellness will offer individual, marriage, family, and child and adolescent therapy, as well as couples counseling. Additionally, services will include specialized therapy groups, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, addictions treatment, and play therapy.

For more information, call us at:

Bio-Behavioral Health Services in Exeter, Lindsay, and Dinuba

When you visit a Kaweah Health clinic for behavioral health services, you can expect compassion and individualized attention from highly qualified professionals. We believe the essence of excellent behavioral health care begins with fundamental respect for all people and succeeds when our expertise builds on our client's strengths. We strive to deliver the safest, highest of care possible to our clients and their families, enabling accessible and affordable opportunities for care.

Our team includes:

  • Psychiatrists, resident psychiatrists, licensed therapists, and psychologist

Common reasons people request help from bio-behavioral services:

  • Depression, stress and anxiety, and trauma related stress

For more information, call us at any of our locations:

Mental Health and Other Resources - Tulare County

Tulare County Resources
2-1-1 or (800) 283-9323

Call this number to get connected to any available social service resource in Tulare County.

Tulare County - Adult

Visalia Adult Clinic
520 E Tulare Ave
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 623-0900

Services Provided:

  • Mental health assessments and psychiatric services
  • Case management services
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Medication services and education
  • Self-sufficiency / eligibility counseling and services
  • Psychiatric emergency services / crisis intervention

Tulare County - Child/Youth

Visalia Youth Services (VYS)
711 N Court Street
Visalia, CA 93291
Hours of Operation: M-TH 8 AM - 7 PM, F 8- AM - 5 PM
Phone: (559) 627-1490
After Hours Crisis: (559) 730-9922 or 1 (800) 320-1616

North Tulare County One-Stop
201 North Court Street
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 624-2046

Central Tulare County One-Stop
113 South M Street
Tulare, CA 93271
(559) 687-8713

Mental Health Phone Lines

Tulare County Crisis Line
(559) 730-9922

Provides a crisis counselor who will assist with emergency situations in preferred language. Free, confidential.

Tulare County Warm Line
Provides someone to talk to who will not judge or criticize. Every day 8am-10pm. English/Spanish. Free, confidential.

Suicide Prevention Hot Line
(800) 273-8255 (English)
(800) 628-9454 (Spanish)
Provides a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to problems and describe mental health services in local area. Free, confidential.

The Trevor Helpline for LGBTQ Youth
(866) 488-7386
Provides a trained volunteer counselor for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Free, confidential.

Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Programs

132 N. valley Oaks Drive
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 636-4000
(800) 834-7121
Monday - Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm

Alcoholics Anonymous
449 E. Maple Street.
Exeter, CA
(559) 592-6999 (Central Office)
AA Meetings directory:

Narcotics Anonymous
(559) 734-0403
(800) 970-3334

Shelter - Women

132 N. valley Oaks Drive
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 636-4000
(800) 834-7121
Monday - Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm

Alcoholics Anonymous
449 E. Maple Street.
Exeter, CA
(559) 592-6999 (Central Office)

Narcotics Anonymous
(559) 734-0403
(800) 970-3334
Meeting Directory:

Shelter - Men

Visalia Rescue Mission
332 NE First Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 733-8152
11-month Residential Recovery Programs
Intake at 4pm daily

Men’s Transitional Housing Program
Turning Point of Central California
1845 S Court Street
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 732-5550 Have homeless men’s program

Hot Meals

Visalia Rescue Mission
322 NE First Ave
Visalia, CA
(559) 740-4178
Breakfast 7:00am
Lunch 11:00am
Dinner 5:00pm

Bethlehem Center
1638 N Dinuba Boulevard
Visalia, CA
(559) 734-1572
Mon - Fri Breakfast 7:30am - 8:00am
Mon - Sat Lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm

Helping Hands
88 E. Putnam
Porterville, CA 93258
(559) 788-0812
Mon - Thu Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm

Additional Resources

**If you see that an individual's behavior could pose a danger to himself or others, or who needs emergency help, please call 911. Ask for an officer trained in mental health crisis intervention.

Crisis Numbers

  • Emergency 911
  • Alcohol Hotline 1-800-331-2900
  • After Abortion Hotline 1-866-4394
  • Alzheimer's Hotline 1-800-342-2437, 1-800-621-0379
  • Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-7233, 1-800-4 A CHILD
  • Child Exploitation 1-800-843-5678
  • Children of Alcoholics 1-888-554-2627
  • Cocaine Hotline 1-800-262-2463
  • Crisis Hotline 1-775-784-8090, 1-800-273-8255
  • Depression Hotline 1-630-482-9696
  • Depression Post-partum 1-800-PPD-MOMS
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • Domestic Violence [Safe Escape Grant Program (Red Rover)] 1-916-429-2457 (for pets)
  • Drug Addiction Hotline (SAMHSA) 1-800-662-4357 (treatment referral)
  • Eating Disorders Hotline 1-800-931-2237, 1-888-236-1188
  • Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-8966
  • Gay and Lesbian Support 1-888-843-4564
  • Grief Hotline 1-800-445-4808
  • Marijuana Hotline 1-800-766-6779
  • Parental Stress Hotline 1-800-632-8188
  • Panic Support 1-800-647-2642
  • Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-7526
  • Pregnancy Support 1-800-467-8466
  • Pregnancy Support (Youth) 1-800-550-4900
  • Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
  • TSD Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE
  • Runaway/Exploited Child Hotline 1-800-621-4000, 1-800-843-5678
  • Self-Injury Hotline 1-800-DONT CUT, 1-800-334-HELP, 1-800-366-8288
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Teen Dating Hotline 1-866-331-9474, 1-800-400-0900
  • Teen Help 1-800-840-5704 1-800-522-8336
  • Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255, 1-877-VET2VET

Domestic Violence Safe Escape Grant Program Red Rover 1-916-429-2457
(animal care associated to domestic violence)
P .0. Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence