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.