How To Find Treatment And Support for Mental Health And Substance Use

County Mental Health Clinics

North County Adult
375 89th Street, Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 301-8650
North County Youth
350 90th Street, 2nd Flr, Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 301-8650
Central County Adult & Youth
1950 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 573-3571
South County Adult
802 Brewster Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4111
Coastside Adult & Youth
225 S. Cabrillo Highway, Suite 200A
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-6369
Community Counseling Center Adult & Youth
2415 University Avenue, Suite 301
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 363-4030
Shasta Youth & Transition Age Youth
727 Shasta Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 368-4001

Resources & Support Services

Office of Consumer & Family Affairs
Staffed by consumers and family members
who help answer questions, resolve concerns
and assist you with obtaining and navigating
mental health and substance use services:
1(800) 388-5189 |

National Alliance on Mental Illness
San Mateo County: Provides family support,
education and advocacy.
(650) 638-0800 |

Family Assertive Support Team
Assistance for family members of an
adult with a serious mental illness who
is not receiving care. (650) 368-3178

Integrated Medication Assisted Treatment

Treats alcohol and opioid addiction through
medication, counseling and support.
(650) 573-2735

Voices of Recovery San Mateo County
Peer led education, wellness, advocacy
and support services for those in need
of long term recovery from substance
use conditions.
(650) 802-6552 |

Office of Diversity & Equity
Learn how to respond to behavioral health
challenges, improve parenting skills, address
barriers that impact care and host prevention
& early intervention courses and events.
All programs are free.

Community Health Promotion
Join the effort to prevent chronic diseases
and substance use disorders; increase your
capacity to advocate for the needs of the
community through policy initiatives.

Substance Use Treatment Services

BHRS contracts with substance use treatment
programs throughout the county to provide
these services. For more information, call the
BHRS Access Call Center at 1(800) 686-0101
or visit for a list of providers.
Substance Use Treatment Services

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1(800) 686-0101
1(800) 943-2833

Mental Health &
Substance Use Services

San Mateo County Behavioral Health
& Recovery Services (BHRS) provides
innovative, quality mental health and
substance use care for residents of
San Mateo County.
We offer a wide range of services to assist
with preventing, identifying, treating and
supporting individuals of all ages and stages,
and their family members, who may be
affected by mental health and/or substance
use conditions.
Programs for specific populations,
such as infants and their mothers,
youth transitioning to adults, foster youth,
older adults, and for various levels of care
are also available. BHRS services are
provided through regional county clinics,
and a network of contracted community
and private providers.
At BHRS, we care for the whole person
with compassion and respect for your
cultural values. Our goal is to help you
achieve and maintain long term health,
wellness and recovery, and to foster
healthy families and communities.
Find a mental health or substance use
provider at:

We’re Here to Help

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.

Interpreter Services
Access Call Center staff speak English,
Spanish, and Chinese. For other languages,
they will assist you through a free telephone
interpreter service.

Is My Insurance Accepted?
BHRS serves Health Plan of San Mateo
members with the following plans: Medi-Cal,
CareAdvantange, County ACE, HealthWorx
or Healthy Kids (through 9/30/20).
Those without insurance are referred to
appropriate community resources.


Call or Text 9-1-1
Ask them to send a Crisis
Intervention Trained (CIT) Officer.
Find more tips on how to prepare for
and what to expect during a 9-1-1
mental health emergency call at
Go to Psychiatric Emergency Services
(if you can safely get there)
San Mateo Medical Center
222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 573-2662
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 696-5915
Call/Text Suicide/Crisis Hotlines
Free, confidential emotional support
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Local Crisis Line: (650) 579-0350
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1(800) 273-TALK (8255)
• Text BAY to 741741
• TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ)
1(866) 488-7386 or
text START to 678678
Serenity House Short-term Adult Crisis
Residential Services
Short-term residential care facility located
in San Mateo for adults with a mental illness
who are in a crisis and not a danger to
themselves or others. (650) 204-9695
Mental Health &
Substance Use Services
We’re Here to Help In a Crisis?

Tell Us Your Story

All of us have stories to tell ― what’s the happiest time of our lives, what city we came from, our favorite movies or TV shows, sports teams, romance, our grandma, etc.

We would love to hear from you. Tell us about yourself. It could be anything: Long. Short. Funny. Sad. Immigration stories. Your culture from your family of origin. Things you’ve seen or experienced. Inspiring stories. Horror stories. Anything and everything.

We live in a very diverse community and I believe that stories bring people together, finding that common ground from which we all could relate and feel settled, inspired, and be curious.

We will not publish your name if you don’t want to. You could use a fictitious name or a name you’ve always wanted to have. Maybe a pet name. Get creative. Most importantly, we will protect your confidentiality and privacy.

Send your stories to Thank you for sharing a part of you. We look forward to it.

Help Your Kids Learn Healthy Habits

Essence of MANA

A program of Asian American Recovery Services

An Outreach and Prevention Program targeting Samoan and Tongans in North San Mateo County

Mana is a Pacific Islander concept that represents a connection to and spirit of a higher power (e.g., gods, ancestors, the universe). This concept is used to promote a holistic view of wellness (body, mind, and soul) among the Pacific Islander populations. The Essence of MANA Program aims to increase awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma and create access to care and services among the Pacific Islander population, with a particular focus on Samoans and Tongans, in North San Mateo County (SMC). We believe it takes a village to raise a child and to create change in our community. Our goal is to reach caregivers and youth (ages 3-17) and begin conversations on taboo topics that impact our community wellness including: domestic violence, rape/molestation, substance abuse, and mental and physical health. Through conversation, education and resource building, all parts of the family can begin a healing process to wellness.

Class Begins January 25, 2020. Space is Limited. Enrol Now!

Contact Information 

Nani Wilson, Project Supervisor :  +1 (650) 243-4850

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