John George Psychiatric Hospital

San Leandro


About Us

John George Psychiatric Hospital, located in San Leandro, California, is part of Alameda Health System (AHS), a major public health care provider recognized as a world-class patient and family centered system of care. The facility provides psychiatric emergency and acute care services to adults experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses and treats all who seek care regardless of their economic or social status. John George provides patient-centered care for nearly 100 percent of all acute psychiatric emergencies in Alameda County and is a leader in the use of evidence based practice and data analytics to formulate effective care decisions and strategies.

The facility opened in 1992 named in the honor of John George, a member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors who was a steadfast and courageous champion for the mentally ill. Services are designed to assist in stabilizing patients, achieving personal goals, and developing skills and resources in order to help them on their personal journey toward wellness and recovery. When children and adolescents come to the Psychiatric Emergency Services, they are referred to other hospitals specializing in their treatment. Some managed care plans contract with JGPH to provide psychiatric services to their members.

The John George Psychiatric Hospital multi-disciplinary staff is skilled in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with acute psychiatric illnesses. John George is firmly committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach and draws on the strength of many different providers. The facility is housed in an attractive and beautifully landscaped setting in San Leandro.

Our Care Approach

At John George Psychiatric Hospital our therapeutic model is a solution-focused therapy for patients that moves them toward recovery. Our emphasis on best-practices and data analytics in behavioral services has enabled John George to rise in the ranks of psychiatric hospitals and units nationwide.

Patients receive a thorough evaluation when arriving at John George to determine an appropriate level of care. Patients receive a full range of expert psychiatric services, such as pharmacology and behavioral interventions. A committee of physicians, nurses and administrators meet regularly to assess each patient’s needs, creating a guide for effective patient-centered treatment.

Patient satisfaction scores at John George have ranked in the top half of psychiatric hospitals nationwide.

John George also continues to reach into the community through expanded programs and new partnerships, such as Partial and Intensive Outpatient day-treatment programs.

In addition, in partnership with community stakeholders, John George helped create a new chapter for the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Alameda County.

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