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County Support Unit

The County Support Unit provides technical assistance and consultation to County Mental Health Plans (MHP) to assure compliance with federal and state Medi-Cal requirements. 

County Support Unit staff is assigned as liaisons to specific MHPs, acting as the primary point of contact, to facilitate communication between the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the MHPs. 

The Unit responds to MHP inquiries concerning:

  • Departmental policies
  • Information Notices
  • State and Federal regulations
  • The MHP contract 

 

This unit also monitors MHP Plan of Corrections (POCs) from Medi-Cal Oversight audits, reviews External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) report recommendations, and then provides information and resources to assist the MHPs in addressing the POCs and EQRO recommendations.

County Support Unit Staff

​Liaison County​ Liaison​ County​

Cristina Whitlock
Cristina.Whitlock@dhcs.ca.gov
(916)440-7974​

​Amador
Alameda
Butte
Calaveras
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Orange
Plumas
Tehama
Santa Barbara

Lindsay Merwin

(916)650-6591

 ​Contra Costa
Inyo
Kern
Los Angeles
Monterey
Riverside
San Francisco
San Diego
Santa Cruz
Stanislaus
Tulare

Liaison ​County ​Liaison ​County
Roxanne Vincent​
(916)650-0538

​Del Norte
El Dorado
Lake
Madera
Mariposa
Merced
Modoc
Napa
Placer/Sierra
Sacramento
Sutter/Yuba
Yolo

Angela Rankin
Angela.Rankin@dhcs.ca.gov
(916)319-8530

​Colusa
Kings
Lassen
Marin
Mono
San Benito
San Mateo
Santa Clara
Shasta
Sonoma

Liaison​ County ​Liaison ​County

Christian Jacobs
Christian.Jacobs@dhcs.ca.gov
(916)445-6915

Alpine
Imperial
Mendocino
San Joaquin
Ventura
Trinity
Nevada
San Bernardino
San Luis Obispo
​Adam Grant
​Siskiyou
Tuolumne
Solano
 

 

Contact Us

Mental Health Plans may contact county support staff via e-mail at CountySupport@dhcs.ca.gov or via telephone at (916)322-7445. 

Additional Resources

Additional information may be found on the DHCS State Management Advisory and Response Team (SMART) page link below.    

Last modified on: 11/15/2017 1:37 PM