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Of everyone’s right to excellent care


For everyone’s unique path towards their own healing


For everyone to have a voice and participate in their own care


In how we treat each other every day

Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital has the great pleasure in announcing Jeff Chinn as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital, a privately owned Psychiatric and Medical Detox facility located in Southwest Bakersfield has had the privilege of serving Kern County and the surrounding areas since its purchase of the 8.8 acre and facility back in October of 2016.

Since that time, Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital has helped redefine the idea of Mental Health and has advocated for the education and destigmatizing of Mental Health and Addiction. Jeff’s passion for this field will surely lend to the growth of services that will be available to our community as well as the assurance of exceptional care to all those Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare serves.

Jeff Chinn has joined Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital with over 25 years’ experience in healthcare leadership. Jeff first started his career after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy and then going on to receive his Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Jeff and his wife started their careers in Southern California and after moving to Florida and Georgia where he advanced in hospital leadership, they found that their true home was back in California. After moving back to Northern California for a time, Jeff was recruited to work with a local hospital here in Bakersfield where he was able to apply his many years of healthcare experience and oversee multiple departments.

Jeff came to work at Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in 2018 as the Director of Quality and Risk Management and after a year with the hospital was then moved into the position of Chief Operating Officer. Jeff wholeheartedly believes in the vision statement of Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital which states, “To embark on a path with our community and to ensure compassion, acceptance, respect, empowerment, and sincerity with each step we take together” In March of 2020, Jeff graciously accepted the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer; this month as he accepts the position of Chief Executive Officer, he realizes that he will now be able to help Bakersfield Behavioral truly realize their vision statement by working diligently with his staff and community partners to offer excellence and exceptional care to Kern County and beyond.

For quality, dedicated mental health care in central California, count on Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. Our services are designed to treat children, adolescents, and adults dealing with the struggles of mental illness, substance misuse and dependence disorders. With a qualified, caring, supportive, and accommodating staff, we help you or a loved one find the right path to recovery, whether dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, post-traumatic stress of any distressing event or experience, and/or a combination of ailments.

An initial assessment is performed before beginning care, which helps our providers determine a unique course of treatment based on the individual. Whether it’s you or a family member seeking treatment, the staff at our mental health hospital will put the patient’s needs first and provide a comfortable and safe environment to move along the path to recovery.

The programs offered at Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital include inpatient and outpatient services, as well as family support and resources for continuing recovery following completion of care with our staff. Upon entry into one of our programs, each patient gets a team of medical professionals that is dedicated to his or her success and recovery. We use a variety of treatment methods to improve the lives of our patients. From group therapy to individual counseling, medication, recreational therapy, education, and meditation, our programs provide comprehensive care that promotes healing now and in the future.

We understand dealing with mental illness and/or chemical dependency is complicated and serious. That’s why we put our patients first and dedicate ourselves to finding recovery solutions as quickly and as effectively as possible. By listening to the needs, concerns, and fears of each patient, we work together to find the right care path for long-term success, including setting forth a continuum of care for every individual as they re-enter the community.

Explore our programs to see if Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital can provide the mental health care and chemical dependency treatment you need, or contact us with questions and to set up an free and confidential assessment.

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