Youth Mental Health Outpatient Treatment

Who can use this service?

Children/youth must be Medi-Cal, or qualify for Educationally Related Mental Health Services “ERMHS” and meet medical necessity for Specialty Mental Health Services to use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Ongoing services are free for SLO Medi-Cal (CenCal) beneficiaries with full scope Medi-Cal. We help SLO residents who do not have Medi-Cal find resources and may provide some services on a sliding scale basis.

There is no cost to families for Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS).
 

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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San Luis Obispo Youth Mental Health Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

1989 Vicente Drive San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-4179

San Luis Obispo Youth Mental Health Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

1989 Vicente Drive San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-4179

Arroyo Grande Youth Mental Health Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

354 South Halcyon Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 473-7060

Arroyo Grande Youth Mental Health Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

354 South Halcyon Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 473-7060

Atascadero Youth & Adult Mental Health Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

5575 Hospital Drive Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6060

Atascadero Youth & Adult Mental Health Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

5575 Hospital Drive Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6060

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Medi-Cal pay for my services?

There are several different kinds of Medi-Cal: 

  • "Full Scope" is the most common type and pays for services in full. 
  • "Share of Cost" Medi-Cal has a set monthly amount that you must pay before Medi-Cal covers your care.
  • "Restricted" Medi-Cal pays for some services but not others.  Common restrictions include Pregnancy and Emergency coverage.

The best way to know which type you have is to contact your eligibility worker at Department of Social Services or visit the DSS Medi-Cal page.

We will work with you to set up a sliding scale plan if you do not have Full Scope Medi-Cal. See Client Cost Explanation and Agreement or Explicación de Costo y Acuerdo for more detail. 

How do I access these services?

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. 

Can I see someone sooner than 14 days?

Please call 1 (800) 838-1381 and explain your situation. A clinician is there and can assist you in accessing more urgent services as needed.

How long will it take to see a therapist?

Generally, you can see a therapist for an assessment within fourteen (14) days.