Behavioral Health Services for Adults

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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. Entry into the programs listed below begins with the Access Line.

Adult Probation Services
Outpatient behavioral health services provided to individuals released from prison who are under the jurisdiction of Probation.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults Capacity: NA
Provider: Behavioral Wellness and Probation  

Access and Assessment Teams
Three regional teams specializing in access and assessment, with special attention to cultural considerations, such as unique presentations of crises among minorities and the importance of accessing family and community supports. The new regional teams are based in Lompoc, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. The teams are guided by recovery and resiliency concepts and will improve access to services.
Ages Served: All 
Regions: All 
Capacity: NA 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
A multidisciplinary team providing housing assistance, supported employment and education, vocational skills enhancement, medication support, counseling, peer support and social skills development.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults Capacity: 300
Provider: Telecare Corp. (North), Transitions Mental Health Association (West), Behavioral Wellness (South)   

Assertive Community Treatment Outreach and Engagement (ACTOE)
Outreach and engagement for adults who would otherwise qualify for court-ordered outpatient treatment under AB 1421 (Laura's Law), with the goal of providing them voluntary ACT services. Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 20
Provider: Telecare Corp. (North), Transitions-Mental Health Association (West), Behavioral Wellness (South)      

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. Region: West
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 170 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
Contact: Sandra Fahey, 737-6691

CalWORKs Resource Support Team
The CalWORKs Resource Support Team is a combined effort between the Department of Social Services and the Santa Barbara County Alcohol and Drug Program. The team guides CalWORKs families through what may be a difficult time in their lives by helping to identify, understand, and work through issues that create barriers to employment.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults
Capacity: Approximately 500 annually    
Provider: Behavioral Wellness and Social Services 
 
CARES (Crisis and Recovery Emergency Services)
Consolidates 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 children's mobile crisis program.
Region: North and South 
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: NA
Provider: Behavioral Wellness, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (South), Good Samaritan Services (North)  
 
CARES Mobile Crisis
Serves adults and older adults (18 years +) experiencing a psychiatric crisis or mental health emergency in northern and southern Santa Barbara County. The CARES Mobile Crisis Program substantially enriches crisis services, providing clients appropriate alternatives to hospitalization whenever possible.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults
Capacity: NA 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
 
Carpinteria Outreach     
Behavioral Wellness staff members are available two days a month to see individuals by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Behavioral health education and support, resource and referral guidance, brief therapeutic interventions and behavioral health screenings are available.
Region: Carpinteria
Ages Served: 18 and older; open to the public. 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness

Community Health Educators (Promotora)
Community health educators from culturally under-served populations who provide educational workshops, discussion groups and support groups to address individual and family mental health and wellness topics. Culturally and linguistically appropriate services ensure linkages to services. Cultural wellness practices are integrated into outreach, consultation and early intervention activities.
Ages Served: All 
Regions: All 
Capacity: NA
Provider: Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, La Casa De La Raza, Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic
 
Co-Occurring Outpatient Teams
Clients have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a co-occurring alcohol or drug issue and benefit from a specialized level of service.
Region: All
Ages Served: 18 and older 
Capacity: TBD
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
   
Co-Occurring/Dual Diagnosis
Specialized Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services available for individuals who have both a substance use disorder and a mental health issue. COD/DDX services may also include supportive and psychiatric services.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 110
Provider: Crescend Health, Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers  
   
Crisis Intervention Training (Workforce Education and Training)

An annual training for law enforcement professionals and other first responders in dealing effectively with individuals experiencing behavioral health crises.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 35-40
Provider: Behavioral Wellness, Partner County Agencies, Joel Fay, Psy.D.    

Crisis Residential North and South
Short-term crisis residential services for adults. 
Region: North and West
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 16
Provider:  Anka Behavioral Health
   
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) (opening November 2015)

Safe, nurturing short-term, voluntary emergency treatment option for individuals experiencing a mental health emergency. Services available up to 23 hours.
Region: South   
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 8-10 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
        
Crisis Triage
Crisis Triage Teams assist individuals to gain access to effective outpatient and crisis services in the least restrictive manner possible, including individuals in a pre-crisis state and those being discharged from inpatient care. The field-based triage workforce engages in proactive case management, peer support and clinical care before, during and after a mental health crisis.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: NA 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
        
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (formerly called Day Care Rehabilitative) (DCR)
An intensive outpatient (IOT) program. The IOT program provides perinatal substance abuse services  to pregnant or postpartum women (up to 60 days). Services include individual and group counseling, case management, on-site child care and transportation. IOT services will soon be expanded to include men. The change is anticipated to begin in FY 2015.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 35
Provider: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Project Recovery, Good Samaritan Services   

Detoxification Services (non-medical)
Residential detox services to safely withdraw from alcohol and other drugs. Services include providing a safe, sober and supportive living environment, stabilization, abstinence, and linkages to continued treatment. Stays up to 14 days.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 30
Provider: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Good Samaritan Shelter Services     

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Education and counseling for persons who have a driving or boating violation involving alcohol and/or other drugs.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 2000
Provider: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Central Coast Headway, Zona Seca       

HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Testing Services
Access to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) services to individuals receiving substance use disorder treatment including HIV education, rapid testing, counseling and referrals.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 2600
Provider: Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics  
Contact:  Alcohol and Drug Program, 681-5440

Homeless Outreach

Provides clinical behavioral health support for individuals at risk of homelessness.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults Capacity: NA
Provider: Behavioral Wellness, Transitions-Mental Health  

Inpatient Acute Services
Provided for individuals requiring hospitalization for psychiatric conditions. Children are served primarily at Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital in Ventura.
Ages Served: All 
Regions: All 
Capacity: NA
Provider: Various providers, including Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital and Institutions for Mental Disease (IMDs)       

Integration of Behavioral Health Care in Community Clinics
The Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHCC) offer mental health services at three clinics in Santa Maria and one in Lompoc for individuals with mild or moderate mental illness. Expanded mental health resources in each community health clinic strengthen the capacity to assess, treat, and refer individuals at risk of developing a serious mental health condition.
Ages Served: All
Regions: North and West 
Capacity: 3,800 
Provider: Community Health Centers of the Central Coast  

Intensive Residential Services
Provide 24/7 structured mental health rehabilitation services and residential care at Mountain House and Crescend Health for individuals at high risk for acute inpatient or long-term residential care.
Region: South   
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 47
Provider: Crescend Health, Telecare Corp, Casa Juana Maria, Casa Del Mural, McMillan Ranch, PathPoint   

Justice Alliance (Forensic Team)
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. Regional forensic teams that will provide a wider array of services to more clients, including mental health evaluations for persons in jail or recently released from jail. Also includes a jail discharge liaison to serve people with severe mental illness.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: TBD 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness

Long-Term Intensive Residential Treatment
Adults placed in out-of-county intensive residential facilities, including Institutions for Mental Disease (IMDs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and state hospitals.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: NA 
Provider: Various.  

Medical Integration
Specialized teams in each region of the county to serve persons with severe mental illness who also experience serious medical problems, including individuals who are 60 years of age and over. Teams will also develop ongoing partnerships with all relevant agencies, including, but not limited to, Public Health, alcohol and other drug providers and organizations serving seniors.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: TBD 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
        
Mobile Crisis West
Mobile Crisis Program serves adults and older adults (18 years +) experiencing a psychiatric crisis or mental health emergency. Mobile Crisis Program substantially enriches crisis services, providing clients appropriate alternatives to hospitalization whenever possible.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: NA 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
        
Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP)

Outpatient services providing medication-assisted treatment for Narcotic (Heroin, Vicodin, OxyContin) abuse and dependence. Individuals in NTP attend treatment services daily including taking prescribed doses of methadone and or other medications and attending counseling sessions. NTP's can last from 21 days for detoxification services for to up to years, depending on client need.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 700
Provider: Aegis Treatment Centers    

Outpatient Drug-Free (ODF)
Services include assessment, individual and group counseling and other supportive services.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 400
Provider: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Good Samaritan Services, Crescend Health, Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers, Mental Health Systems Center for Change

Partners in Hope
Includes family partners, peer recovery staff, alcohol and drug treatment specialists and vocational rehabilitation staff who provide outreach and linkage to recovery-oriented activities.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 375
Provider: Mental Wellness Center, Transitions-Mental Health Association    

Patients' Rights

Patients' Rights Advocates are Behavioral Wellness staff members who report directly to the Behavioral Wellness Chief of Compliance. They are available to assist anyone who has a concern about the legal rights of consumers, family members, and members of the community. Patients' Rights Advocates can answer questions, provide advice, and represent consumers in grievances, appeals, and State Fair Hearings.
Ages Served: All 
Regions: All 
Capacity: NA 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
        
PC 1000 - Drug Diversion
Program for non-violent drug offenders referred to treatment by the Courts. Upon completion of treatment, charges are dismissed. Services include education, individual and group counseling 
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 250
Provider: Central Coast Headway, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Coast Valley Substance Abuse Center, Zona Seca  

Perinatal Services
Serves pregnant/post partum women and women with children. Perinatal services include Outpatient Drug-Free treatment, counseling, Day Care Rehabilitative and Transitional Residential Living. These services are enhanced to address the unique needs of women.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 100
Provider: Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Casa Serena, Good Samaritan Services  

Provider Network
Licensed mental health professionals contracted as Network Providers with Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness to provide short-term outpatient individual, family and group therapy for Medi-Cal beneficiaries with specialty mental health needs.
Ages Served: All 
Regions: All 
Capacity: NA
Provider: Individual practitioners.    

Recovery Learning Community (RLC)
Peer-run centers in each region of the county that offer support groups, classes and social opportunities.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: NA
Provider: Transitions-Mental Health Association (North, West), Mental Wellness Center, South   
 
Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)
Self-help groups used in addition to 12-Step support meetings established throughout the community for persons that are awaiting treatment placement.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 80
Provider: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment, Good Samaritan Services, Mental Health Systems   

Residential Treatment

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services for women who cannot obtain and maintain sobriety in outpatient programs. Clients live in a 24 hour residential setting and receive treatment for over 30 days. Programs incorporate counseling, daily life skills training and mutual/self-help group meetings.
Region: South   
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 3
Provider: Casa Serena  

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

An evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.
Region: South   
Ages Served: Adults Capacity: NA
Provider: Behavioral Wellness and Public Health   

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.
Region: North and South 
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 260
Provider: Transitions-Mental Health Association (North), PathPoint (South)  

Transitional Living Centers (TLC)
Provide housing services for women who are pregnant or parenting minor children. Housing is used in combination with AOD treatment services to help clients maintain sobriety by providing a safe, sober living environment with mutual/self-help group meetings.
Region: North and West 
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: 30
Provider: Good Samaritan Services  

VETS (Veterans Entering Treatment Service)
Expands and enhances treatment options for participants in the Santa Maria Veterans Treatment Court.
Region: North and West 
Ages Served: Adults
Capacity: 200 (three-year period)
Provider: Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment, Good Samaritan Services, Mental Health Systems Santa Maria Center for Change  

Vocational Rehabilitation - Santa Barbara County Mental Health CO-OP Program
A collaborative program between Behavioral Wellness and the California State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), the Mental Health CO-OP offers consumers a variety of employment support services, resulting in an opportunity to successfully obtain and maintain employment.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults/TAY Programs 
Capacity: 200
Provider: Mental Health CO-OP

Wellness and Recovery Teams
Specialized outpatient teams that use evidence-based practices to assist adult clients experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: TBD 
Provider: Behavioral Wellness
        
Workforce Education & Training
Supports part-time peer positions for clients and family members through the Peer Expert Pool and provides an annual Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement professionals and other first responders.
Region: All
Ages Served: Adults 
Capacity: NA 
Provider:  Behavioral Wellness