Adult and Older Adult System of Care

The County of San Diego's Adult and Older Adult System of Care offers a wide variety of treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services to help people who are experiencing persistent and severe mental illness or an addiction health crisis. All services provided are oriented to meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of the persons served. 

The system strives to ensure that the County residents have access to quality services as guided by our mission, principles and goals

For a list of all clinics and urgent walk-in centers, visit the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services page.

The Adult and Older Adult System of Care is responsible for oversight, planning and program development for the public adult system of care for San Diego County.

The public system is responsible for providing the services for County residents who are experiencing a health crisis or who have, as a primary diagnosis, persistent, severe mental illness or addiction illness. Services are provided directly through County-operated facilities, as well as through contracts with community providers and individual fee-for-service providers. Administrative functions include Quality Improvement, grievance and complaint procedures, billing and claiming procedures, direction and coordination of medical record services, and contract administration.

The material provided on this page is for reference only.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you need support or are actively seeking services, please call the ACL at 1 (888) 724-7240 (TDD/TTY Dial 711) and an experienced counselor will provide you with a referral to meet your needs and help determine eligibility.

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