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Mental Health Services


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. We are the mental health and substance use plan for Medi-Cal beneficiaries residing in San Mateo County.

Mental health services are also available for emotionally disturbed children, older adults at risk of institutionalization, children in special education or at risk of out-of-home placement, uninsured residents of San Mateo County and people of any age in a major crisis. Services are aimed at helping individuals experiencing a mental illness maintain their independence, and helping children with serious emotional challenges continue their education and remain with their families.

Learn more about BHRS.   Download our brochure:  [English}. [Spanish], [Chinese],[Tagalog], [Russian]

For COVID-19 mental health resources, click here

General information

COVID-19 Service Modification Notice

COVID-19 Service Modification Notice – This information is subject to change at any time, please call before visiting.  

BHRS offices and clinics have been operational since the start of the pandemic.  The doors to BHRS clinics and offices are currently open to serve people who walk in without an appointment.

Because this situation may change quickly consumers are encouraged to call ahead (see the program contact list).

General information

Behavioral Health Services & Resources

If you or a loved one is struggling from a mental health problem, you are not alone.
We’re here to help.

Call our Access Call Center 24/7 for assistance

Toll Free: (800) 686-0101

TTY for the hearing impaired - please call 711

STEP 1: To get help for yourself or a loved one, start by calling Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Access Call Center.


Find a Behavioral Health Provider/Program
Mental Health and Substance Use Services Directory

Find a Provider

Find a mental health and/or substance use provider in the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) network below.  Services are offered through a network of county operated clinics and programs, contracted community agencies and private providers. We serve San Mateo County residents who have or are eligible for Medi-Cal,  and those who are uninsured.

All Mental Health Clinics provide the range of Targeted Case Management  and Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) including Intensive Home Based Services (as appropriate) and Intensive Care Coordination. Therapeutic Foster Care (agencies) that are Mental Health MediCal Certified are listed under Mental Health Clinics.

Limitations of Information Provided: BHRS strives to assure the information in this directory is accurate and relies on the provider to submit new information as it becomes available and this directory listing is reviewed at regular intervals. Services may be delivered by an individual provider, or a team of providers, who is working under the direction of a licensed practitioner operating within their scope of practice. Only licensed, waivered, or registered mental health providers and licensed substance use disorder services providers are listed on the BHRS Provider Directory.

General information

No Place Like Home Community Plan (2019)

The No Place Like Home (NPLH) Community Plan is an addendum to San Mateo County’s Strategic Plan: Ending Homelessness in San Mateo County. The NPLH Community Plan addresses the issues and needs of the NPLH target population: those who are experiencing chronic homelessness, or at risk of chronic homelessness whose household has a family member or an individual with serious mental illness.

Completion of the Plan enables San Mateo County to apply with housing developers for state NPLH funding to create housing units for the NPLH target population.