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California Medical Facility (CMF)

Contact & Visiting Information

Main Phone: (707) 448-6841

Physical Address:

  • 1600 California Dr., Vacaville, CA 95696

Mailing Addresses:

  • Personnel Dept: P.O. Box 2237, Vacaville, CA 95696-2237 
  • Staff Mailing Address: 1600 California Dr., Vacaville, CA 95696
  • Inmate Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2000, Vacaville, CA 95696-2000
  • Inmate Money Orders: P.O. Box 2500, Vacaville, CA 95696-2500

Visiting Hours and Directions

Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Exceptions will be related to those inmates housed in Hospice under serious and/or critical condition.  Visiting is extended to include additional days or hours to facilitate the needs of the inmate with those wanting to visit.

The value of visiting as a means to establish and maintain meaningful family and community relationships is recognized and encouraged.  Each visitor is responsible for his/her conduct during visits.  Emergency notifications of the visiting schedule, information and directions can be obtained by calling 1-800-374-VISI (8474), or (707) 448-6841, ext. 2208/2217.

Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS), effective May 19th, 2013

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.

The system will be available for the general public to setup their accounts beginning May 6, 2013. On or after May 19, 2013, the general public can access the system to make an appointment to visit their loved ones. You may schedule your appointment two weeks in advance. However, if you schedule an appointment for an inmate that is currently housed in the Department of State Hospitals or Administrative Segregation Unit their may be a slight delay due to visiting room availability.

Visiting Assistance:

A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations.

For information on how to get to CMF, visit this link  to customize your driving directions.

Statewide Inmate Family Council Message:

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.

About California Medical Facility

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The California Medical Facility (CMF) was established in 1955 by the Legislature to provide a centrally located medical / psychiatric institution for the health care needs of the male felon population in California's prisons. Currently, CMF operates with a 299.1 million dollar budget and approximately 2,088 employees.

CMF houses a General Acute Care Hospital, Correctional Treatment Center (CTC), Licensed Elderly Care Unit, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric facilities, a Hospice Unit for terminally ill inmates, general population, and other special inmate housing. Additionally, the Department of State Hospitals operates a licensed, Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital and an Intermediate Care Facility within CMF.

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About the Warden

Robert W. Fox has been warden or acting warden at the California Medical Facility, Vacaville, since 2014 and served as chief deputy warden from 2013 to 2014.

Fox served in several positions at California State Prison, Solano, from 2008 to 2013, including associate warden and facility captain. He was captain at San Quentin State Prison from 2006 to 2008 and served in several positions at California State Prison, Centinela, from 1998 to 2006, including lieutenant, correctional counselor and correctional sergeant. Fox served as a correctional officer at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, from 1992 to 1998.