General Information

Contact Dept

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

Department of Behavioral Health



Children’s Mental Health Services Division

Working Together To Keep Our Kids Safe


Outpatient - (559) 600-8918

Crisis -(559) 600-6760

Mental Health Resources and Information - 1-800-654-3937

Other Important Numbers

National Youth Crisis Helpline


National Hopeline Network


Sanctuary Runaway Hotline


Warning Signs

  •  Making statements about wanting to die, “You won’t be seeing me again,” “it’s no use, “I feel rotten inside,” etc.

    • Change in eating or sleeping patterns.

    • Withdrawal from friends, family and regular activities.

    • Violent actions, rebellious behavior or running away.

    • Use of alcohol or other drugs.

    • Unusual neglect of personal appearance or hygiene.

    • Marked change in personality.

    • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities.

    • Persistent boredom, difficulty concentrating or a decline in the quality of schoolwork.

    • Frequent complaints regarding physical symptoms often related to emotions, such as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, etc.

    • Giving away favorite possessions, throwing away important belongings, etc.

    • Suddenly cheerful after a period of depression.

    • Bizarre thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not there.

    • Hyperactivity, extreme hostility, aggressiveness, serious risk taking and promiscuous sexual behavior can all “mask” depression.

    • Overwhelming guilt or self-hate.

    • Self-injury: scratching, cutting, biting, hitting, head banging, burning, etc.


 Outpatient Program   

Outpatient services are provided to those 0 - 18 years of age, and infant mental health for voluntary or court-ordered 0-3 year olds. Services includes mental health assessments and evaluations, case management, transitional services, medication services, collateral interventions, individual and family therapy, family advocacy, community based services as needed, substance abuse prevention and interventions, parenting groups English and Spanish, groups for pre-adolescents and adolescents girls, Boys Coping Skills group, trauma focused mental health treatment, attachment-based family and child therapy. 

Clinical Supervisor: Lesby Flores

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-8918

Fax (559) 600-7701


Youth Wellness Center

The Youth Wellness Center (Center) welcomes children and parents/guardians seeking mental health treatment services for youth ages 0-17 who are experiencing behavioral challenges.  The youth must be eligible for Medi-Cal or have no health insurance coverage.  The Center promotes timely response to requests by providing same-day services and scheduled appointments.  The service begins with a mental health assessment by a therapist who meets with the child and the parent/guardian to determine the behavioral needs and the level of care that is appropriate.  A case manager may assist the therapist with linking the youth for ongoing treatment services and identify resources that are available to meet other needs the youth and family may have identified.  The Center also provides follow-up services after a youth has experienced a mental health crisis, but who is not receiving outpatient mental health treatment.  The goal is to avoid repeated crisis episodes by linking the client quickly to ongoing mental health treatment services with Children's Mental Health or a community resource based upon the severity of the youth's behavioral health needs.  The Center recognizes the strengths of our youth and families and provides the mental health and support services to best promote wellness and resiliency.  

Clinical Supervisor: Luisa Parra-Sanchez

3147 E. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA. 93703

(559) 600-6784


Expansion of Day Treatment Program (EDT)

EDT is a therapeutic day treatment program for adolescents who are offered daily mental health services in a structured setting.  This program is comprised of clinicians and community mental health specialists.   The EDT program is intended to assist in stabilizing an adolescent who has been recently discharged from a psychiatric inpatient facility or to prevent the need for referring to an inpatient psychiatric facility.  This program offers a small and safe therapeutic setting for adolescents who have exhausted Outpatient services and are in need of more intensive mental health services.  The population it serves is 7th through 12th grade.

Clinical Supervisor: Luisa Parra-Sanchez

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6784

Fax (559) 600-7604


 Family Behavioral Health Court (FBHC)

FBHC is a voluntary program for minors involved in the juvenile justice system and who have a mental health disorder. The mental health disorder must have contributed to the delinquent behavior. In order to participate in FBHC, the minor must be found eligible and suitable for the program. Eligibility is based on: County of residence, current charges, and the minor must have an acceptable mental health diagnosis. Suitability is based on: Minor and parent/guardian voluntarily wanting services, is FBHC the best program to provide services for this minor, motivation to participate in treatment, etc. Initial referrals are made by the Juvenile Court and Probation to have the minor screened for possible FBHC services. A mental health assessment by Fresno County DBH is utilized to assess for an eligible mental health disorder. The case is then staffed by the collaborative team members for acceptance into the program.                

 Clinical Supervisor: Paulette Murray

3333 E. American Ave 

Builing 701, Suite B 

Fresno, CA 93725

(559) 600-4873


Day Reporting Center-Violet Heinz Education Academy

This is a collaborative program for youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system and is located at a school site. The program offers students education provided by Fresno County Office of Education, substance abuse counseling by WestCare and mental health treatment. All youth who receive services at the Day Reporting Center are involved with Juvenile Probation and are referred by their probation officer.

Clinical Supervisor: Chris Weatherby

4939 E. Yale Avenue

Fresno, CA 93727

(559) 443-4850 


Metro School-Based Program

This Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funded program is designed to deliver outpatient mental health services to school age students that have been evaluated by school administration or other designated staff that they may benefit from on-going mental health treatment.  Because of transportation, payment or family challenges, these students are not able to access services in a clinic setting.  The program is available in school sites within Fresno, Central and Clovis Unified School Districts

Clinical Supervisor: Chris Weatherby

3147 N. Millbrook Avenue

Fresno, CA 93703  

(559) 600-6750


Rural School-Based Program

RSB program is a Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funded program designed to deliver outpatient mental health services to school age students that have been evaluated by school administration or other designated staff. The focus of treatment is on wellness, resiliency and recovery to assist the entire family who may benefit from on-going mental health treatment and services.   The program enables students and their families to access mental health services by reducing the barriers to care due to the lack of resources, transportation, language, ability to pay, or other family challenges.  Currently the program is available in 10 Unified School Districts, covering approximately 99 schools all of which are located in the rural communities of Fresno County.

 Clinical Supervisor: Paulette Murray

 3147 N. Millbrook Avenue  

 Fresno, CA 93703  

(559) 600-6672


Child Welfare Mental Health  

The team of mental health professionals is located with the Department of Social Services-Child Welfare program to serve children and families in the child welfare system with mental health needs. 

Clinical Supervisor: Deborah Patterson


Children's System of Care Administration

Division Manager: Irene Takahashi

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.

Fresno, CA 93703

(559) 600-6886

Fax (559) 600-7701