California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CHCF)

Main Phone: (209) 467-2500

Physical Address: 7707 Austin Road, Stockton, CA 95215 (Directions)

  • Institution: P.O. Box 32050, Stockton, CA 95213
  • Inmates (include Inmate’s Name and CDCR number):
    • Facility A, P.O. Box 31960, Stockton, CA 95213
    • Facility B, P.O. Box 32110, Stockton, CA 95213
    • Facility C, P.O. Box 32200, Stockton, CA 95213
    • Facility D, P.O. Box 32080, Stockton, CA 95213
    • Facility E, P.O. Box 32290, Stockton, CA 95213

Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County located along the San Joaquin River in California’s Central Valley. There’s so much to see and do including visiting the Haggin Museum to learn about the local history or Micke Grove Regional Park with their Japanese garden and hiking trails. If you enjoy sports there’s the Stockton Heat, an affiliate of the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League or the Stockton Ports, minor league affiliate of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. There’s the Stockton Waterfront host to local events and concerts and a fun place to visit during the summer months.

picture of MickeGrove Regional Park

Picture of Stockton Waterfront


CHCF 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 CDCR.

This facility provides both outpatient and inpatient mental health services for patients with a serious mental disorder. The licensed Psychiatric Inpatient Program at this facility is designed to provide more intensive treatment for patients who cannot function adequately or stabilize in an outpatient program.

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.

  • House inmate-patients of all security levels efficiently
  • Provide acute medical and mental health treatment safely and cost effectively
  • Provide opportunities for rehabilitation with programs such as vocational and academic training and substance abuse treatment

warden laura eldridgeLaura Eldridge has been acting Warden at California Health Care Facility since February 2019.

She began her CDCR career in July 1996 as the Budget Analyst at California State Prison, Sacramento.  In May 2002, she accepted the position of Supervisor of Building Trades. In September 2004, she promoted to Staff Services Manager I in the Budget Management Branch at Headquarters.

In March 2006, she accepted a lateral transfer as Employee Relations Officer at Folsom State Prison.  In February 2008, she returned to California State Prison, Sacramento. as the Correctional Business Manager I. In August 2010 promoted to Associate Warden. At California State Prison, Sacramento, she was assigned to several positions, including Business Services, Facility C and Facility A.

In April 2017, Eldridge accepted a promotion to Chief Deputy Warden at California Health Care Facility.

ceo shereef k. arefShereef Aref. Bio pending.

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.