Behavioral Health Services & Resources
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. We serve San Mateo County residents with Medi-Cal or individuals who are uninsured.
Need Help? Call the Access Call Center 24/7
Toll Free: (800) 686-0101
TTY for hearing impaired: dial 711
for San Mateo County residents with or are eligible for Medi-Cal or those who are uninsured.
STEP 1: To get help for yourself or a loved one, start by calling the Access Call Center.
STEP 2: A trained professional will ask you questions to help find the right care for you.
STEP 3: You will receive a referral to the appropriate mental health or substance use treatment provider.
Telephone interpreter services in a variety of languages are available at no cost if needed.
Is My Insurance Accepted?
BHRS serves Health Plan of San Mateo members with the following plans: Medi-Cal, CareAdvantange, County ACE, HealthWorx and residents who do not have any insurance.
Privately insured? Contact your carrier to learn about coverage options and mental health services available to you through your health insurance plan.
For more information, see the BHRS brochure.
You Are Not Alone – 24/7 Support is Available
If you or someone you know is experiencing challenges with anxiety, panic, depression, alcohol and drug use or other emotional distress, you are not alone. Below are some resources that provide free, confidential and immediate emotional support by phone, text or chat to anyone in emotional distress or a suicidal crisis - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call or text 9-1-1 or see crisis services.
Crisis/Suicide Hotline & Text
- 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (650) 579-0350
- 1 (888) 628-9454 Spanish speakers
- 1 (800) 273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line or chat online
- 1 (800) 985-5990 Disaster Distress Helpline or Text TALKSWITHUS to 66746
- Chat online
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - more info on the above services or to access their the Lifeline Chat.
Crisis Text Line - Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support. Text BAY to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor. Learn how it works.
Peer-Run Warm Line - a 24/7 non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. Call 1 (855) 845-7415 or chat online.
Domestic Violence Hotline – 1 (800) 799-7233 (SAFE) or chat at www.thehotline.org
CORA ( Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse) – 1 (800) 300-1080 | www.corasupport.org