North County leaders say they fear im...

North County leaders say they fear impact of Tri-City psych unit closures

One week after its board voted to shutter coastal North County's only inpatient mental health facility, Tri-City Medical Center is getting some pushback from local leaders who say the alternatives should be identified before the plan moves forward. Hospital directors voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 26, to indefinitely suspend Tri-City's 18-bed behavioral health unit and its 12-person crisis stabilization unit within the next 60 days, a move expected to displace 80 workers and send hundreds of residents with psychiatric emergencies much further away for treatment.

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