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Acute Mental Health Services


Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health provides emergency psychiatric services through our inpatient psychiatric health facility and our psychiatric emergency services unit. Services include inpatient treatment of acute psychiatric conditions, crisis counseling, emergency assessment, crisis line intervention, safety planning and resource education.

Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF)


The PHF provides treatment for adults with acute psychiatric conditions. Services include psychiatric stabilization and psychiatric treatment under a specialized psychiatric care team including a psychiatrist, mental health therapists and psychiatric nurses. Additional services provided are medication management, education, resource mobilization and referrals.

PHF: 1965 Live Oak Boulevard Yuba City, CA 95991.
Phone: (530) 673-TALK (8255) or toll free at 888-923-3800

Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)


PES provides services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to all ages in the community. The PES unit has two locations: Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health building located at 1965 Live Oak Boulevard in Yuba City and at Rideout Memorial Hospital located at 726 4th St. in Marysville, you can call (530) 673-TALK (8255) or toll free at 888-923-3800. Services include crisis counseling, emergency psychiatric assessment for inpatient hospitalization and resource mobilization. The PES Team consists of highly trained crisis counselors that use supportive and solution-oriented problem solving to bridge the individual into SYBH and other community resources.

PES: 1965 Live Oak Blvd, Yuba City or 726 4th St, Marysville
Phone: (530) 673-TALK (8255) or toll free at 888-923-3800

Behavioral Health Patients Rights Advocates for Sutter and Yuba Counties


The SmithWaters Group
Frank and Willyum SmithWaters
1 (800) 970-5816

What Patients’ Rights Advocates Do:

  • Represent Consumers at Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals – Patients’ Rights Advocates travel to psychiatric hospitals throughout Sutter and Yuba Counties. County and represent patients who are involuntarily detained. The Advocate prepares consumers for their certification review hearings. The hearings are held to determine if the treatment facility has sufficient cause to hold the patient without his/her consent. Advocates also represent consumers at medication capacity hearings (Riese hearings). These hearings are held to determine whether or not an involuntarily treated patient has the ability to consent to or refuse psychiatric medication.
  • Respond to Patients’ Rights Related Psychiatric Grievances and Complaints – Typically, Patients’ Rights Advocates investigate and respond to grievances and complaints about inpatient mental health providers. The complaints can come from consumers, family, and friends. Advocates also provide other advocacy and mediation services to consumers involving psychiatric providers, which can include outpatient providers.
  • Provide Residential Advocacy – Patients’ Rights Advocates, along with the State of California Community Care Licensing and the Ombudsman, investigate complaints about licensed board and cares and unlicensed residential facilities where consumers live. They also provide training on residential law and rights to consumers, family and providers.
  • Respond to Consumer Concerns at Long-Term Placement (IMD) facilities – Patients’ Rights Advocates work directly with consumers living in IMD/MHRC’s in Sutter and Yuba Counties, providers, families, and interested parties. Patients’ Rights Advocates also provide training and educational presentations on patients’ rights and mental health law to consumers, providers and interested parties.
  • Locate Missing Persons – Assist families and friends to find missing mental health consumers without violating consumer’s privacy or HIPAA regulations.
  • Provide Medi-Cal Beneficiary Publications and Forms – Distribute information explaining Medi-Cal mental health services and grievance forms in the threshold languages.

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