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Department of Health Services

Behavioral Health Division

Older Adult Intensive Team


Our Access Team is the first contact to request mental health services, and can be reached at (707) 565-6900.

We provide intensive, integrated services for older adults with serious mental illness who also have complicating medical conditions and are at risk of being placed out of their home.

We use a recovery-oriented approach to help older adults achieve wellness, dignity, and meaning, and recover from challenges related to their mental illness.

Our team uses a “whatever it takes” approach to engage clients with client-centered treatment planning individualized to each person’s interests, needs, and strengths, in an outpatient treatment setting. We provide:

  • Intensive case management, helping clients to access needed primary and specialty medical care and to ensure ongoing coordination between mental and physical health providers
  • Supportive housing services designed to assist clients in living as independently as possible, including medication management and adherence support, coordination with health care providers, and coordination with and support for family or friends who are acting as caregivers
  • Peer support services

Services are provided by:

Funded by the Mental Health Services Act

This program receives funding through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63). MHSA funding provides a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and services, and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements to effectively support our local mental health services system.

This program is a Full Service Partnership. FSPs are multidisciplinary teams that provide intensive field-based specialty mental health services targeted at specific populations with a service commitment of doing “whatever it takes”.

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