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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.