About the Public Conservator’s Office
The Public Conservator’s Office (Public Conservator) investigates referrals for Lanterman-Petris Short (LPS) conservatorships to arrange placement and mental health treatment for adults:
- Who are gravely disabled – meaning they are unable or unwilling to provide for basic food, shelter, and clothing needs – due to a mental health condition and are incapable of accepting voluntary treatment, and
- Whose family or others are not able and willing to meet these personal needs.
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians assess and make recommendations to the Court regarding the appropriateness of a temporary and/or permanent LPS conservatorship. These Licensed Mental Health Clinicians also perform clinical investigations and make recommendations to the Superior Court on a variety of issues that relate to conservatees.
Contacting the Public Conservator
Public Conservator can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, by calling (858) 694-3500. You can also contact us through this form.
The Office of the Public Conservator has relocated to the Behavioral Health Services Administration building and is now located at:
3255 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
Reestablish Private Conservatorship
To continue private conservatorship beyond the expiration date, you must complete the packet. Click here to download a copy of the packet and instructions.