General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-9180
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-7674
  • Address:
    4441 East Kings Canyon
    Fresno, CA 93702
  • Access Line:
  • Urgent Care Wellness Center:
    (559) 600-9171
  • TTY:
    Dial 711 to reach California Relay Service


Mental Health Services Act

County of Fresno

County Seal

The Department of Behavioral Health has launched the 2017 Fresno County Mental Health Services Act Community Program Planning Process through established meetings that take place throughout our community, collection of individual stakeholder input, review and use of data collected through stakeholder processes as well as with focus groups and community meetings. 



Mental Health Service Act 

Annual Update / ThreeYear Plan  

Public Hearing 


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 

at 1:30 to 2:30 PM 

1925 E. Dakota Ave. 

Fresno, CA 93726 

There will be a community forum hosted by the Behavioral Health Board beginning at 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Annual Update FY 16-17 Public Hearing Flyer



GET INVOLVED & HAVE A VOICE - host your own "MHSA Community Program Planning - FOCUS GROUP":  CLICK HERE



CPPP Stakeholder Meetings - 0817

CPPP Stakeholder Meeting Minutes:



The purpose of this form is to capture individual’s input and ideas regarding MHSA plan/gaps/needs.   This input will be incorporated into the MHSA Community Program Planning Process. 

INDIVIDUAL Stakeholder Input Comment Form - 060817



The purpose of this form is to capture dialogue and conversations during meetings that stakeholders attend or facilitate that can be used in the input  process. 

 Stakeholder MEETING Input Comment Form - 060817


Stakeholder Input Summary Form (the latest as of every Friday):  CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT STAKEHOLDER INPUT SUMMARY


To view the prior year Update Executive Summary: CLICK HERE 

To view the prior year full Update document:  CLICK HERE 


Stakeholder Data Collection:

The prior MHSA Community Program Planning Process included a robust and rich collection of data that will inform thecurrent MHSA stakeholder process. Since the Annual Update’s data collection, the Department completed several additional stakeholder processes, including   

  • Fresno DBH Sequential Intercept Mapping Report- designed to address the connection between behavioral health services and criminal justice. 
  • Fresno DBH Housing Assessment—designed to address chronic homelessness, residential treatment and emergency/temporary/transitional housing and the connection to access to behavioral health services.  
  • Proposition 47, Drug MediCal Waiver Community Engagement & Planning Process—designed to expand Substance Use Disorder services and create a system of integrated care that include behavioral health and  


Data collected from the 2016 MHSA Three-YearAnnual Update will inform the plan update along with Department-led initiativesthat are focused on persistent community challenges, including the nexus of Behavioral Health with the criminal justice system, housing needs and gaps, suicide prevention and substance use services, and challenges in meeting rural behavioral health care needs, among others. Each of these initiatives hasincluded participants with lived experience and their family members or otherloved ones, as well as subject matter experts across allied professions,including primary care service providers, law enforcement and criminal justiceprofessionals, mental health providers, substance use disorder serviceproviders, and participants from the County’s diverse communities. Together, these outreach and engagement initiatives provide data, facts, finding and recommendations on addressing the most pressing and persistent challenges to public mental health. 



My Art Matters - MHSA would like to update our MHSA Gallery with more art pieces that promote Wellness, Recovery, Resiliency, and Hope in forms of photographs, paintings, crafts, poems, or drawings(etc.).  Please click on the following link to get more information about "My Art Matters" project.

 My Art Matters   

  • MHSA Housing Application Documents:  Please click on the following links for more information:

Renaissance Properties Application    Homeless Certification - Example 

Application and SMI Verification Form    Guide for Housing Application 

ROI from HA Form    ROI from DMH Form  

  • MHSA Outcomes - Please click on the following link to go to our MHSA Outcomes Page!! 

MHSA Program Outcomes

  • MHSA Program Summary Sheet - The provided summary sheet outlines implemented MHSA programs with general program and contact information. This summary will be updated monthly and posted/distributed to ensure up to date information.


Prevention and Early Intervention:  Please click on the following bullet to see what is new under our PEI Page:

Innovations:  Fresno County is currently undergoing the Innovations community planning process through the use of a survey and focus groups:

MHSA Housing Summary:  Please click on the following link:


BRING IT HOME - Housing California Annual Conference 2012: 


Blue Sky Artwork

Success Stories Collection





Approved Plans



Restful Place - Linda Lamb  

Crisis Intervention Information & Resources


Co-Occurring Information 


Prevention & Early Intervention  

Road to Calmness  

MHSA Housing Program

Education Pic  

Workforce Education & Training

Famous People Mural  

Cultural Diversity Committee



Beach Scene


Millinium Fault



Mental Health First Aid Fresno

Gloomy Tree

MHSA Outcomes 

Rows of Plants


 Palm Trees


Cosmic Pop

Family Advocacy Services

Flower Pot

My Art Matters

MHSA Main Page Archives 

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