Health Reform for Adults with Mental Illness Under the Affordable Care Act
This is a summary of the information Dr. Rama Khalsa shared by at the January 16, 2013 Speaker Meeting.
Health Reform for Adults with Mental Illness Under the Affordable Care Act (PDF File)
Santa Cruz County Mental Health and Crisis Intervention Services
You should always call 911 if you, or someone you know, is at risk of harm to themselves or others and needs immediate help. Ask for a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) officer.
If you are not in imminent danger but need immediate crisis support call County Mental Health
|During business hours||(831) 454-4170|
|After hours for on-call assistance||(800) 952-2335|
|The Access Team (above) is available 24 hours a day for Santa Cruz County residents to assess for hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis.|
For individuals not currently receiving services through County Mental Health, you can contact Dominican Behavioral Health Unit at (831) 462-7719 for support.
Suicide Prevention Service – Call 24 hours Free & Confidential
|Santa Cruz County||(831) 458-5300|
|Toll Free||(877) 663-5433|
| ||(877) ONE-LIFE|
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agencies
www.santacruzhealth.org: Click on the Mental Health & Substance Abuse link.
Santa Cruz County Mental Health
1400 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
South County Mental Health
12 West Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Dominican Hospital Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)
Access Team (800) 952-2335
The Access Team is available 24 hours a day for Santa Cruz County residents to assess for hospitalization in a psychiatric crisis.
Family Advocate: (831) 454-4539
Yana Jacobs is an experienced mental health clinician and manager who can help you navigate the county mental health system.
Acute Services Manager: (831) 454-5244
Pam Rogers-Wyman can explain the system and acute services available when an individual has experienced a hospitalization or episode of incarcerations and subsequent services.
The Ombudsman Advocate Inc: (831) 429-1913 or (831) 636-1638
This is a non-profit corporation that provides rights protection and advocacy services for both mental health clients and the elderly. Located at: 525 Laurel St., Suite 140
My family member has been arrested, what do I do?
Jail Guide for Santa Cruz County
NAMI Santa Cruz County Parents of Youth Website
How can I convey information about a family member to mental health organizations?
The file indicated below, is a form to provide a means for family members to communicate about their relative's mental health history pursuant to AB 1424.