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Behavioral Health offices will be closed November 26th and 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Health Agency is actively responding to COVID-19 and continuing to provide other essential services. Please see updates from Animal Services, Behavioral Health, Public Guardian and Public Health

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Behavioral Health

 

Behavioral Health's first priority is for clients and our community to stay safe and stay calm. We would like to reassure you that we will continue to provide you with behavioral health care in the safest way possible including offering telephone appointments in lieu of in-person visits. Both medication services and therapy/counseling services will be provided over telephone or via telehealth.  Following Public Health screening guidelines, all walk-in visitors will be asked to wait outside the doors until they are screened by a staff member for symptoms. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times! Our goal is to continue to provide consistent care as much as possible.

If you are in crisis, please call the SLO Hotline at (800) 783-0607. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to ‘741-741’.

If you need to begin Behavioral Health services, please call the access line at (800) 838-1381.

Visit www.ReadySLO.org for the latest public health updates and recommendations or call the SLO Public Health information line at (805) 788-2903.

We are here to help. Looking for mental health or drug & alcohol services?

Please call (800) 838-1381.

If you are in a life threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

 

Step 1

Call our office 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.

 

Step 2

Once we have determined how we can best serve you, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to better understand your specific needs.

 

Step 3

At your follow-up appointment, we will connect you or your family member to the types of services that you and your counselor agree will help most.

 

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.

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.