This dataset provides the locations of directly operated and contracted mental health providers, and also includes inpatient hospitals providing mental health services as of November 2011. It does not include information on individual names of clinicians.
The LA County Department of Mental Health provides mental health services through directly operated and contracted providers. Active directly operated and contracted mental health providers are located throughout all eight Service Planning Areas (SPAs) of Los Angeles County and employ staff able to speak a variety of languages. The mental health providers and related data include Psychiatric Inpatient and Outpatient facilities, Community Outreach, Forensic, Residential, and Specialized Foster Care facilities.
The Department of Mental Health Quality Improvement Division is dedicated to providing analytical and data support to the Mental Health Department, and supports a number of applications and data access resources for providers and the public. For other data resources from the division, see the bottom of this entry.
How the data was created
A list of current providers was extracted from the Department of Mental Health Management Information System (MHMIS) by the Department of Mental Health Quality Improvement Division. They were located using LA County’s geocoding resources. Individual addresses that did not geocode were hand located using other resources such as Google and Bing Maps.
Information associated with these provider includes, Name, Address, Phone Number, Hours of Operation, Types of Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS), Age Groups Served, Languages, Provider Number, Non-Governmental Agency (NGA) designation, SPA Maps, and Map Locator Number.
SPA Population Demographic Profiles are also included as an easy guide to basic information, such as number of clients served, Threshold Languages spoken (American Sign language included) in the SPA, number of providers, type, and geographic distribution of mental health services within each SPA.
Download the data
Mental Health Providers (zipped shapefile): DMH_Providers_20111123 (zipped shapefile)
pdf map showing Service Planning Area (2012) and Mental Health Povider Location
Other QI Data Resources: