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

Perinatal Outpatient Extended Group (POEG)

Please read the following information so you know how to continue to receive services during the temporary COVID-19 public health emergency. Some Behavioral Health programs may require additional forms to be completed. Please reach out to your treatment team with questions and concerns.

Telehealth over Zoom for Health

To avoid a delay in completing your treatment program, County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health will begin offering Remote Client Services. Remote Client Services will enable you to continue program with a certified counselor via a virtual meeting platform called Zoom.

In order to help you participate in Zoom Remote Client Services, we have created user-friendly instructions and tutorials found here. Your treatment team will be in contact with you over email with a web link so you may join your sessions virtually through a computer, tablet, or phone.

Who can use this service?

Pregnant and parenting women of children age 0-5 years old. Children are encouraged and expected to participate in the program.

Is there a charge for this service?

Intensive outpatient sessions charge $117 per service. Medi-Cal pays for services in full as long as Medi-Cal eligibility is maintained. Drug and Alcohol services does not accept or bill private insurance. 

Services for clients who are NOT Medi-Cal eligible and referred from any outside agency, court, etc, may be covered in full under that specific provision.

When and where is this service offered?

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

  • In Grover Beach, the program is offered Tuesday - Friday. 
  • In Atascadero, the program is offered Monday - Thursday.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Grover Beach Drug & Alcohol & Probation

Monday - Friday 8-5

1523 Longbranch Avenue Grover Beach, CA 93433

Tel: (805) 473-7080

Atascadero Drug & Alcohol Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

3556 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6080

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my spouse be a part of POEG?

It is wonderful that your partner wants to participate in your treatment. POEG is specifically designed for women; however, we do offer a parenting group one night a week for clients. Both parents can participate and are encouraged to in order to learn the same parenting skills. This creates consistency and involvement for both parents.

Do you have to have a CWS case to participate in POEG?

No, this program is available to any mother who is either pregnant or has a child 0-5.

How do you access the POEG program?

Each clinic has walk-in days and times. You will meet with a clinician who will provide a brief screening and assess for level of care. At that time they will direct you towards the most appropriate program.

Is there an age limit or number of children allowed?

POEG was designed for pregnant women and children 0-5. The max amount of children allowed in program at a time is 12.

What are the benefits from participating in the POEG program?

Some of the benefits from participating in the POEG program are: 

  • Parenting skills
  • Exposure to evidence based practices that support recovery, treat trauma, and provide alternative coping skills like grounding, meditation, etc.
  • Develop or increase attachment with child/ren
  • Increased opportunity to be with children if involved with CWS
  • Support from other mother's also struggling with substance use issues
What curriculum is used in POEG?

The following curriculum is used in POEG:

  • Matrix
  • Seeking Safety
  • Helping Women Recover
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Specialized parenting program created specifically for traumatized children
What happens when school is closed for vacation?

Many women who participate in the POEG program have children older than five (5) . We do our best to accommodate and work with you to address this issue. It is handled on case by case basis.

What resources are available to me through POEG?

The following are resources available through POEG:

  • Martha's Place
  • WIC
  • Public Health/Nurse
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Women's aid
  • Rise
  • Women's shelter
  • Victim Witness
  • Social Services

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