Saturdays, Sundays and designated holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
California Health Care Facility (CHCF) currently allows visiting on the
following holidays as
designated by Title 15: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
The Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System, known as VPASS, is an online application offered as a service to help expedite the visitation process. VPASS attempts to alleviate many lengthy visiting wait time issues that are being seen around the state, while providing the flexibility for each institution to set up the system to meet their visiting needs.
VPASS will give the general public an opportunity to schedule their own appointment to be processed for visiting. The use of VPASS will help to alleviate the accumulation of visitors that show up at many different institutions first thing in the morning. Instead, all visitors can make appointments throughout the week (if available), which will ensure a more streamlined process. This will help reduce wait time and therefore, improve the quality of the visit. The system will also allow the visitors to receive information about any changes to the visitation at their institution either via email or on the system home page.
All VPASS Appointments will be available on every Sunday beginning 9:p.m. and may be scheduled two weeks in advance.
You can view a variety of video demonstrations (demos) and review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at the following website: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/visitors/index.html.
Visitors may call the CHCF Visiting Hotline for updates concerning visiting at (800) 374-8474. Visiting guide lines are available via the visitation tab on the CDCR website at www.cdcr.ca.gov. Visiting for General Population Inmates (GP) and Sensitive Needs Yard Inmates (SNY) will be held on Saturday, Sundays and designated holidays. You must call the (CHCF) Visiting Department to Schedule an appointment for (SNY) Inmates.
Inmates/inmate patients housed in the Department of State hospital (DSH) will be allowed visits as determined necessary by the Department heads on a case by case basis. Our Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. visiting processing will commence at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 1:00 p.m. on designated (GP) contact visiting days and 11:00 a.m. on (SNY) p.m . contact visiting days.
To schedule appointments please call (209) 467-2662 Monday through Friday between the hours of 0800 a.m. and 0300 p.m.
Visiting Questionnaires should be mailed to California Health Care Facility P.O. Box 32050 Stockton, Ca 95213-0099 (Attention: Visiting)
Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC's) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC's promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website.
The California Health Care Facility provides medical care and mental health treatment to inmates who have the most severe and long term needs. The 1.4 million square foot facility is certified to provide intermediate level care and to complement less acute treatment provided in other prisons operated by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The 54-building complex is located in South Stockton on the site of the former Karl Holton Youth Correctional Facility. It provides housing and treatment for 2,951 inmate-patients provided by a professional health care staff of 2,500 from CDCR, the Department of State Hospitals and the California Correctional Health Care.
Jennifer Barretto, Warden (A).
Jennifer Barretto has been acting Warden at California Health Care Facility (CHCF) since January 2016. Prior to her assignment as acting Warden, she held the position of Chief Deputy Warden at CHCF in 2015.
Prior to her position at CHCF, Ms. Barretto served the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in a number of key management positions during the period of 2006 to 2015 to include: Correctional Business Manager and Correctional Administrator at the California State Prison, Sacramento, Correctional Administrator in the High Security Mission of the Division of Adult Institutions, and Associate Director and Acting Deputy Director of Human Resources.
Ms. Barretto was also assigned to Headquarters from 1997-2006 where she held several positions including, Staff Services Manager I, Associate Governmental Programs Analyst, Staff Services Analyst, Office Technician, and Word Processing Technician.