Eight demonstrators gathered outside of county Behavioral Health Services offices this morning complaining about management of their cases.
"I tried to talk to the director, Michael W. Horn, but I got the run-around," group leader Gerardo Soto said.
Soto, of El Centro, said he was upset because he tried to see Horn Friday but Horn was not available. He said he left a message but did not get an answer.
Horn said he was not aware of Soto's message but Behavioral Health has hundreds of clients.
"There are patients rights advocates. If they have a complaint about something that's happened, they can talk to an advocate, supervisors of the particular Behavioral Health unit or they can talk to me," he said.
Each clinic has signs posted telling patients of their rights and the patient process, Horn said.
Soto said he was given the patient advocate's name and phone number but the advocate said he would have to write a grievance letter and would get a response in 30 days.