To provide the residents of Fresno County with superior mental health and alcohol and other drug services in terms of quality, timeliness and value in order to improve the region’s quality of life.
The Department of Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse services to adults within the County of Fresno. The programs within our department focus on delivering the highest quality of service. There are over 300 professionals and staff dedicated to providing services in both metropolitan and rural areas. The diversity of our staff has helped us create a department that is sensitive to cultural differences and attempts to bridge the language barriers with our consumers.
The Department of Behavioral Health is divided into several divisions, specializing in different services.
ADULT OUTPATIENT SYSTEM OF CARE
Case Management Teams provide comprehensive, culturally & linguistically appropriate outpatient and community-based specialty mental health services to transition age youth, adults age 18 and older, & older adults age 60 and older that meet medical necessity. Services include assessments, clinical and rehabilitative services, case management, peer support and medication services within a wellness and recovery model.
These programs are open 24 hours, seven days per week to Fresno County residents needing crisis mental health services, including crisis assessment, stabilization and inpatient services.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT
Provides administrative oversight to all Fresno County activities to include community support and services, workforce education and training, prevention & early intervention, capital facilities, housing, and innovation.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Plan, develop and administer county-wide integrated substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Provide management of the Employment Services Program for CalWorks recipients.
MANAGED CARE/MENTAL HEALTH PLAN
Managed Care oversees the mental health services for Fresno County's Medi-Cal beneficiaries who receive services from private providers. Managed Care has contracts with about 142 private providers in Fresno County for mental health services for both youth and adult consumers.
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