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Sonoma County Focuses on Behavioral Health Needs 


  • Be Well Orange County  
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa  
  • Partnership HealthPlan of California 
  • Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital 
  • Santa Rosa Behavioral Healthcare Hospital 
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital  
  • Members of Sonoma County Board of Supervisors  
  • Sonoma County leaders 


Sonoma County is progressing toward better serving the behavioral health needs of its community. Continuing a multi-year process of collaboration with hospitals and other health care organizations, the county gathered leaders in February to share updates and note significant progress.  

Within the next two years, the county will:  

  • Open an $18.2 million youth treatment facility, through funding from the Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Project, that is anticipated to serve 600 youth and families per year.
  • Open a $13.2 million, 71-unit supportive housing facility.
  • Expand mobile crisis services to increase access to care in remote areas. 

The expansion of behavioral health services is also part of the county’s investigation of what a Be Well-style campus or services might look like in Sonoma County.  

Takeaway/Next Steps

The saying “many hands make small work” holds true in Sonoma, where improvements seen so far are a direct result of close work between hospitals, the county, and health care organizations like Partnership HealthPlan. Sonoma County’s commitment to progress and collaboration sets a powerful example for communities everywhere.  


RVP Meghan Hardin at