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Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute
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Hurley was admitted to the Institute.
Libby was seen there.
Emily Locke was a patient.
Mental treatment facility
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The Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute is a mental health treatment facility. It is located just outside of Los Angeles, California.



  • Hugo "Hurley" Reyes. Hurley was probably originally admitted for psychosis (relating to seeing Dave) and for being in a "near-catatonic" state after the collapsing deck incident (actual diagnosis unknown). He was released with clonazepam. He returned to the institution after he was rescued from the island, suffering from visions of Charlie which cause him to "freak out."
  • Leonard Simms. He was visited by Hurley and repeats The Numbers over and over.
  • Emily Locke. Locke's mother was treated for schizophrenia and was eventually released.
  • Libby. She was admitted because she was made after her husband's death.
  • Marcus
  • Lewis. He appears to be friendly with Hurley. He also may have been able to see Charlie, even though Hurley is convinced that it was a hallucination.


The Game Room


  • The actual filming location took place in two areas: The exterior shot of Hurley/Charlie/The Tree was at Windward Community College, at the Hakipu'u Learning Center, while the interior shot was filmed at the Laniakea YWCA next to 'Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu.

Bloopers and continuity errors

  • In "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham", a location card states the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute is in "Santa Rosa, CA". This conflicts with the previously established canon which places the facility outside Los Angeles.
    • The newscaster reporting the murder of the man sitting outside the Institute stated "The victim was found shot in his car on the grounds of the Santa Rosa hospital, a private mental health care facility outside Los Angeles". ("Because You Left")
    • Sayid would not have been able to spring Hurley from the Institute if it was located in Santa Rosa, and still make it to the safehouse in LA later that same night. ("Because You Left")
    • Santa Rosa, CA is over 400 miles from the Los Angeles hospital where Jack works. This suggests that Jack visiting Hurley after work and returning home the same evening would be logistically improbable if the Institute was located in Santa Rosa, California instead. ("Something Nice Back Home")
    • Hurley's home in Los Angeles is shown to be close enough to the Institute to arrive the same day during the same time of day. ("The Lie")
    • The institute is shown to be out in the countryside. While Sonoma County, California (the location of Santa Rosa) in real life includes lots of unincorporated countryside and foothills, the city of Santa Rosa, California is a significant metropolitan area.

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