Description:Provides continuity of care to seriously emotionally disturbed minors in the least restrictive, most appropriate environment in an effort to prevent out-of-home placement. If out-of-home placement is necessary, the primary goal becomes to return the child to the family and local community as soon as possible. Provides consultation and assistance to the San Mateo County Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) for youngsters in crisis, and facilitates their admission to acute inpatient psychiatric care when hospitalization is deemed necessary. Provides follow-up services to youth and their families evaluated at PES, and offers ongoing treatment through local programs. Evaluates children who are wards and dependents upon admission to psychiatric hospitals. Provides liaison services between the hospital and the Human Services Agency and Juvenile Probation. Provides Mental Health Youth Case Management services to eligible clients of the Human Services Agency and Juvenile Probation. Dual diagnosis services assist with the needs of youth who are diagnosed with both mental health and substance abuse problems. Services include assessment, case management, crisis intervention, referral to appropriate community resources and assistance with placement.
Public Transit:SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
1950 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403 37.5449282 -122.3222348 Human Services
- Disabled Parking
- Disabled Restroom
Fees:Vary according to service and income. Cash, Medi-Cal and private insurance accepted.
Audience:Children and adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed and at risk of out-of-home placement
Eligibility:Child at risk of out-of-home placement due to psychiatric reasons
How to Apply:Apply by phone. Referral from Human Services Agency, Probation Department, Office of Education or Psychiatric Emergency Services accepted.
- San Mateo County