California Department of State Hospitals

The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) manages the California state hospital system, which provides mental health services to patients admitted into DSH facilities. The department strives to provide effective treatment in a safe environment and in a fiscally responsible manner.

DSH oversees five state hospitals throughout the State of California. Our facilities are Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan (in Los Angeles County), Napa, and Patton.

In addition to our headquarters in Sacramento, DSH operates five hospital facilities across the State of California. Whether you're looking for a fast-paced, big-city environment or something a bit more laid back with stunning beaches or picturesque wine country, you're sure to find a location that fits you!

We employ approximately 11,000 people in over 300 different classifications. From Psychiatrists and Registered Nurses to Electricians and Food Service workers and everything in between, there are countless opportunities to find a job that fits your skill set and experience. 

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! You can visit our website at the link above, or contact us directly at

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