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Behavioral Health Director
Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.
“Licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services.
Looking to start mental health or drug & alcohol services? Please call (800) 838-1381.
If you are in a life threatening emergency situation, please call 9-1-1.
The Behavioral Health Department is part of the Health Agency and works in collaboration with the community to provide services necessary to improve and maintain the health and safety of individuals and families affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse. Services are designed to assist in the recovery process to achieve the highest quality of life by providing culturally competent, strength based and client and family centered strategies utilizing best practices.
SLO Behavioral health is licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services. No clients are denied access to services due to inability to pay. Discounted fees and sliding fee schedules are available based on family size and income.
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Call us at (800) 838-1381. During the phone conversation, we will ask you whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.
Once we identify what type of help you would like, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to go into more detail and complete your assessment so we may understand your specific needs.
At your follow-up appointment, once your assessment is complete, we will connect you and/or your family member to services and treatment that you and your counselor agree will help you most.
There are ways each of us can respond to concerns about a mental health crisis and get help to those in need.
Abused Children’s Treatment Services (ACTS)
Access to Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Services
Adult Full Service Partnership (FSP)
Adult Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Assisted Outpatient Treatment
Cannabis Health and Safety
Adult Justice/Court Mandated Programs
Adult Mental Health Outpatient Treatment
Behavioral Health Community Action Team
Behavioral Health Managed Care
Child and Youth Full Service Partnership (FSP)
Adult Residential Programs
Behavioral Health Treatment Court
College Prevention & Wellness
Co-Occurring Disorders Program
Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)
Network Provider Resources
Behavioral Health Board
Driving Under the Influence Programs
Intensive Day Treatment Services
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Drug & Alcohol Services Walk In Clinics
Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS)
Justice Services Treatment
Quality Support Team
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment for Adolescents
Drug & Alcohol Services Fees
Health Agency Contractor and Network Provider Support Page
Katie A Intensive Team
Mental Health Diversion Court (MHDC)
Drug & Alcohol Services Residential Programs
Homeless Outreach Full Service Partnership
Latino Outreach Program
Customer Awareness Response Effort (CARE)- Not for Ourselves Alone
Drug Medi-Cal Outpatient Delivery System (ODS)
Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET)
Mental Health Services at the Juvenile Hall
Treatment Courts (ATCC)
Drug Free Communities 101
Mental Health Services in Therapeutic Learning Classrooms
Older Adult Full Service Partnership (FSP)
Martha’s Place Children's Center
Psychiatric Health Facility (Inpatient)
Friday Night Live/Club Live/Cal Poly FNL
Medication Assisted Treatment
Services Affirming Family Empowerment (SAFE)
Mental Health First Aid
Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP)
Therapeutic Behavioral Services
Middle School Comprehensive Program
Perinatal Outpatient Extended Group (POEG)
Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Full Service Partnership
Older Adult Mental Health Project
Recovery Support Services
Positive Development Program
Withdrawal Management - Detox
Youth Group Home/Residential Mental Health Services
Opioid Safety Coalition
Youth Mental Health Outpatient Treatment
Parent Education and Support Programs
Residential Wellness Counseling Program
Rural Community Youth & Family Outreach
Student Support Counseling
Veterans Treatment Services
Youth Substance Use Treatment Program