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Children and Youth

The California Department of Health Care Services administers a number of programs for children and youth. The programs’ services are directly provided at the local level by counties and their contract providers.

Katie A. Mental Health Services: Intensive Care Coordination (ICC) and In-Home Behaviorial Services (IHBS)

Katie A. Core Practice Model

Early and Periodic Screening, Treatment, & Diagnosis (EPSDT) (Medi-Cal  Funding)  

Out-of-County Placements (SB 785)

Continuum of Care (CCR) Toolkit (released by the California Youth Connection (CYC) Policy Team)

Find Services

To find local mental health services, please contact your County Mental Health Department

The Network of Care for Mental Health (Not DHCS) is a great resource to obtain information about mental health issues and to search for a wide variety of mental health and other support services in your community.   

Performance and Outcomes System for Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for Children and Youth 


Stakeholder Advisory Committee


Last modified on: 1/30/2017 12:59 PM