Behavioral Health Services

We provide access to comprehensive behavioral health services to individuals with a wide range of mental health and addictions needs. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is an approved provider for Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurance plans.

Our behavioral health services team includes telepsychiatrists, licensed psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, case managers, mental health therapists, and support staff.

Behavioral health services include:

  • Screening and assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment plans
  • Therapeutic services (including psychiatric medication prescribing and management, chronic disease management, and Substance Use Disorder Treatment)
  • Crisis/emergency services (including 24-hour crisis call access)
  • Consultative services
  • Care coordination
  • Case management

Behavioral Health Services Providers at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Jeanette Francis, PsyD
Clinical Psychology
760-499-3855
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Darlene Wheeler, Ph.D.
Clinical & Educational Psychology
Board of Psychology
760-499-3855
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Shirley Hartman, A.S.W.
Social Worker
760-499-3855
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Telepsychiatry Providers

Gary Farber, M.D
760-499-3863
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Jagdeep Garewal S., M.D.
Board Certified in General Psychiatry
760-499-3863
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Alejandra Suzuki, M.D.
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
760-499-3863
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Swati Thacker, M.D.
760-499-3863
Rural Health Clinic
1111 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

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