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Mental Health Services Division



If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call "911" and explain the nature of your problem to the operator.


The Mental Health Services Division (MHSD) administers a number of mental health programs for Children and Youth, Adults and Older Adults.

Individuals seeking non-crisis, general Mental Health Services or information should contact their County Mental Health Department or visit the INDIVIDUALS page.

Providers or those interested in becoming Mental Health providers will find information at the PROVIDERS & PARTNERS page.  

Programs and Services

Adult Programs

Children & Youth

Community Services Programs

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Mental Health Assistance, Obtaining


Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Program Resources

Behavioral Health Data (CalEQRO Website)

California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC)

County Behavioral Health Director's Association of CA (CBHDA)

County Claims Customer Service (MedCCC)

County Oversight and Support


Medi-Cal Compliance

Medi-Cal Mental Health Services Referral Processes (Flow Charts)

Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services

Patients' Rights

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)

Professional Licensing Waivers (PLWs)


1915(b) Consolidated Specialty Mental Health Services Waiver





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For general Mental Health Services Division question, please contact us directly.

By phone: (​916) 322-7445   

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Last modified date: 10/23/2019 2:58 PM