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Substance Use Services & Resources

General information

For assistance in finding mental health and/or substance use services for someone who may be experiencing a mental illness and/or substance use condition, or for someone you are concerned about, call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services ACCESS Call Center for information, an assessment and a referral based on individual needs.

ACCESS Call Center: Phone: (800) 686-0101, TDD: (800) 943-2833

Privately insured? Contact your carrier to learn about coverage options and services available to you through your health insurance plan.

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Mental Health Services

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services provides mental health services to individuals who are eligible for Medi-Cal and/or members of the Health Plan of San Mateo through outpatient clinics in Daly City, San Mateo, the Coastside, Redwood City and East Palo Alto, in school-based locations, and through a network of community agencies and independent providers who offer outpatient services, residential treatment, rehabilitation and other services for adults and children.


Health Insurance Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act, all U.S. born and naturalized citizens, as well as all immigrants who are legally residing in the U.S. and who are required to file annual personal income taxes, must carry valid health insurance or face a tax penalty.


Al-Anon & Alateen

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, in order to solve their common problems. Alateen is for of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend.

(650) 592-7935 : South/Central Clinic
(650) 873-2356 : North Clinic