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The 24-Hour Toll Free Access Line at (888) 868-1649 is available to determine your need and eligibility for services. If appropriate, Access staff will refer you to the proper clinical team for further assessment. Entry into the programs listed below begins with the Access Line.
ADMHS Adult Mental Health Services Sites (Clinics) provide specialty mental health services to adults. Based in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara, the clinics serve clients with serious mental illness and associated life impairments.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary team providing housing assistance, supported employment and education, vocational skills enhancement, medication support, counseling, peer support and social skills development.
Benefits Acquisition Teams assist high-risk, indigent adults with severe mental illness in obtaining benefits. While individuals are engaged in the benefits application process, peer and treatment services are available to them. Linkage to the benefits acquisition teams is provided to individuals with severe mental illness leaving the county jail.
Bridge to Care provides psychiatric medication evaluation, prescriptions and medication monitoring in Lompoc to stabilize people in drug and alcohol treatment programs who have a co-occurring mental illness.
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast. ADMHS partners with Community Health Centers of the Central Coast to enhance mental health services available in primary care clinics. The programs provide bilingual training and education to clinic visitors in mental health, resiliency and risk factors to help identify individuals who may be experiencing trauma, a mental illness, and/or other emerging mental health conditions. The evidence-based IMPACT program screens older adults for depression and provides follow-up as needed.
CARES (Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services) consolidates crisis stabilization, intake, mobile crisis response and access to service for mental health and alcohol and drug emergencies. Staffed by mental health professionals, CARES provides crisis support on a 24/7 basis, serves children and adults, and works closely with the SAFTY program.
Homeless Outreach provides outreach to homeless individuals and fosters community awareness of mental health issues affecting homeless persons. Beyond outreach, ADMHS also funds community organizations that provide mental health support for individuals at risk of homelessness.
Individual Network Providers are licensed mental health professionals contracted as Network Providers with ADMHS to provide short-term outpatient individual, family and group therapy for those whose mental disorders are less severe.
Inpatient Services are provided to individuals requiring hospitalization for psychiatric conditions.
Intensive Residential Services are provided to individuals requiring supervised residential mental health services on a 24/7 basis.
Justice Alliance emphasizes treatment, not punishment, for people with mental illness in the justice system. A licensed mental health professional in each region of the County provides linkage to mental health services for individuals with serious mental illness who have had interactions with the legal system including the courts, Probation, Public Defender, and District Attorney.
Partners in Hope includes family partners, peer recovery staff, alcohol and drug treatment specialists and vocational rehabilitation staff who provide outreach, linkage to care, and recovery-oriented activities.
Recovery Learning Centers support peer-run, recovery-oriented activities. In RLCs, consumers have access to computer resources and tools to gather information, research mental health conditions, and become a well-informed, active partner in their own treatment. Training resources are available to promote the well-being of consumers by enabling them to acquire skills to improve their opportunities for education and employment.
Supported Housing provides intensive, multidisciplinary services to adults and older adults who require a higher level of care than offered by mental health clinics, but less than that provided by ACT programs.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program. ADMHS works closely with the California Department of Rehabilitation to assist clients in obtaining and keeping employment.