Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.
For Access to Services or the Crisis Line, call: 1-888-724-7240.
The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division provides mental health and alcohol or other drug services for children, youth, families, adults, and older adults.
BHS promotes recovery and well-being through prevention, treatment, and intervention, as well as integrated services for clients experiencing both mental illness and alcohol or other drug issues. Services are offered through contracted providers and County-operated facilities.
The Division embraces Live Well San Diego, the County’s over-arching initiative to promote healthy, safe and thriving communities throughout the County of San Diego.
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- Prevention Programs
- Treatment Services
- Provider website
Edgemoor provides 24 hour long-term skilled nursing care for individuals with complex medical needs who require specialized interventions from highly trained staff.
Gives information on all San Diego County providers of Alcohol or other Drug Services and Mental Health Services. The listing includes license type, primary region, Medi-Cal availability, provider name, phone number and address, languages spoken, and populations served.
Mental Health Services Act
The Board of Supervisors approved the MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan: Fiscal Years 2017-18 through 2019-20 on October 10, 2017. It will be forwarded to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission by November 10, 2017.
NOTIFICATION OF INITIATION OF 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD RE: MHSA FISCAL YEAR 2018-19 ANNUAL UPDATE
Dear Community Members and Stakeholders:
MHSA Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Update, Posted August 6, 2018 through September 5, 2018
San Diego County is holding a 30-day public review and comment period for the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Update. This review period begins August 6, 2018, and ends September 5, 2018. A public hearing will be held at the Behavioral Health Advisory Board meeting located at 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA, 92101, Room 302, on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 2:30 PM.
The MHSA Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Update provides up-to-date program and expenditure information on MHSA-funded activities in the County of San Diego. The update is based on the MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan: Fiscal Years 2017-18 through 2019-20 and meets requirements for yearly reports on MHSA services.
The MHSA Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Update is located at: http://sandiego.camhsa.org/. Please review the Plan and send your comments, suggestions and/or questions to either the MHSA line or email below, or use the feedback link on the page, or print and mail the form provided.
Mental Health Services Act Comment/Question Line:
Phone: (619) 584- 5063
Toll-Free: (888) 977-6763
Alfredo Aguirre, LCSW, Director
Behavioral Health Services
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
The website also features the 2017 Cultural Competence Plan and Three-Year Strategic Plan.
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Hospital services are available for mental health emergencies and situations that require intensive supervision and the medical necessity of a hospital setting.
- Systemwide Information on Behavioral Health Programs
- CYF and AOA Systems of Care Reports
- Cultural Competence
- MHSA Information
- Quality Improvement Reports on Clients Served by BHS Programs
Are you in compliance with NVRA? Read the information below to learn more.
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 requires that behavioral health provider agencies make voter registration opportunities available to under-represented populations at the time that clients are enrolling for services. Additionally, provider staff are required to take training once each year. The NVRA training presented on this website can fulfill this requirement and outlines legal requirements and State/County expectations under this Act. The training materials listed below are also available directly from the California Secretary of State Website by clicking here. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact your Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
Review the four links below to easily understand NVRA compliance requirements.
- NVRA/SB35 Slideshow: (PPT) | (PDF)
- NVRA Agency Video: Open Captioned | Open Captioned-Audio Described
- NVRA Basics - Quick Reference Sheet
- Training Frequently Asked Questions
- California's NVRA Manual (2013)
- Voters with Disabilities
- Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison
- ACLU Toolkit - How to Comply with the National Voter Registration Act
- Disability Rights California - Voting Publications
- Disability Etiquette
For administrative information or to provide feedback about this page, send us an email or phone 619-563-2700.