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Support for Clients & Family


Support for Clients and Family

The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (OCFA) is here to help clients and family members of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services become more empowered and aware of services and community resources available to support your treatment and recovery. We honor each person’s unique situation and circumstances, while listening with empathy, compassion and respect for your personal history and cultural values.

  • We help guide you through the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) system and inform you on how to get services and benefits for which you are eligible.
  • We help obtain information about support and resources available to our consumers/clients and family members, including wellness centers and peer-run organizations.
  • We help resolve concerns or problems about your individual rights relating to BHRS services received, including filing a grievance about services received from BHRS or one of our providers. For more info, see the Complaints/Grievances Policy & Forms Below.

Check out the OCFA brochure (English Spanish) or contact us at (800) 388-5189 or If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911. See what to say when calling 911.

How To

Complaints/Grievances Policy & Forms

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) clients/consumers have rights, including the right to report problems and be heard about the services they receive.  BHRS is committed to finding solutions to problems of concerns you may have with your services. See related forms.

Client Access to Mental Health Record