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HSA Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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General Agency Information
Name:HSA Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Alternate Name(s):Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
HSA Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Address:1400 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-454-4900
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 8-5
Description:Watsonville location: 1430 Freedom Blvd.

We serve eligible youth who are at risk for out of home placement with serious emotional disturbances. The goals of service are to help families achieve positive outcomes, reduce out of home placements, maintain family and foster care stability, and decrease the return to Juvenile Hall, psychiatric hospitalization, and out of home placement.

Services include assessment, individual, family, and group therapy, school based day treatment, family support, and evaluation for psychiatric hospitalization. Services are located at multiple school and community sites.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible youth who are at risk for out of home placement and are seriously emotionally disturbed.

FEES: Sliding scale. Medicare, Medi-Cal, private insurance.

AREAS SERVED: Santa Cruz County
Mission:Our Mission is to work with families and communities to help youth stay in home, in school, and out of trouble. We strive to provide strength based, culturally appropriate, comprehensive community based mental health services using flexible "whatever it takes" approach to help families achieve their own positive outcome.
Programs:Child and adolescent mental health services are divided into two basic delivery structures based on the needs and treatment goals for the individual receiving services:
System of Care (SOC) services are provided by County Mental Health/ Substance Abuse Services as part of a comprehensive interagency network serving children, youth & families involved with Juvenile Probation, Social Services, Education, and other youth at risk of out of home placement in the community.
Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment (EPSDT) provides supportive mental health and dual diagnosis services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries aged 0-21, and their families. Services are targeted to help eligible children & youth meet developmental milestones and function successfully at home, school, and in the community. The EPSDT providers identified below serve as community gates into Mental Health Medi-Cal services for eligible beneficiaries.

The following County programs provide targeted System of Care services in conjunction with interagency partners, as described by the four Gateways into services. In addition, related Contractors who participate in providing System of Care and/or EPSDT counseling services are also listed below.
Probation Programs
Social Service Programs
School Treatment Programs
Community Programs
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:See Description Notes
Physical Location:Watsonville
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County
Subject Headings
 At Risk Families
Community Mental Health Agencies
Families with Children
Family Counseling
Government Agencies
Group Counseling
Individual Counseling
Outpatient Mental Health Care
Psychiatric Day Treatment
Psychiatric Support Services
School Based Integrated Services
This record last modified August 14, 2014

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