Kern County PHF Celebrates With Well-Attended Open House

Along with our partners at Kern County, Telecare’s Kern County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) recently celebrated its grand opening with an open house event that drew an impressive crowd of over 300 attendees. The event highlighted the community’s enthusiasm and support for the new facility and showcased our commitment to delivering vital mental health services to the Kern County community. ؼ partnered with to construct the new PHF from the ground up.

“Our partnership with Telecare has been invaluable throughout this project, expanding our crisis services while creating a new vision of hope and healing for our community. Telecare has worked alongside us every step of the way, providing their expertise and support.”

— Robin Taylor, Deputy Director, Kern County, BHRS

As a Psychiatric Health Facility, this 16-bed program is designed to serve individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency and can benefit from more intensive, structured support in a secure setting.

While at the Kern PHF, people being served will receive:

  • Collaborative treatment planning with a recovery focus

  • Comprehensive evaluation and risk assessment

  • Crisis planning and prevention

  • Supportive counseling (group and individual)

  • Medication administration, education and training

  • Symptom management support and skill-building

  • Independent living support and skill-building

  • Discharge planning and linkage to community support

Telecare is proud and grateful to be expanding our diverse array of services within Kern County. Since 2017, we have opened the Ridgecrest Crisis Stabilization Unit, the Bakersfield Recovery Station (a voluntary sobering station), and the Kern County PHF, and will soon open a Full-Service Partnership serving adults in Kern County.