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lets say i was to leave my city and go to another state such as california ,around hollywood and admit myself to a mental institution under a fake name or a alias ...will they accept me the reason im asking this is because im trying to leave my city and family i dont want anyone to know where i am going and i want to get mental health treatment far away in a new enviorment what are the odds of the hospital emergency room admiting me if i go in there and claim im suicidial and dont know who i am or give them a fake name with out any medical coverage or id?


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replied October 15th, 2008
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Competent adults in California may request voluntary admission to a mental hospital or institution by way of written application. The director of the facility will deem the individual suitable to be admitted upon receipt of the application. Once admitted, the person's records are copied to the California Department of Mental Health. Usually, the state pays for the care of a person who is committed to a state-run mental health facility, and insurance or Medi-Cal (discussed in the Social Security Law Chapter) covers the cost of care in a private institution. Any person admitted voluntarily to a mental hospital or institution must be discharged if the person or his or her conservator indicates a desire to leave.

Taken from:http://www.weblocator.com/attorney/ca /law/c14.html#cac141000
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replied January 27th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
They will assess you before admitting you.
You should tell the truth.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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