Mental Health Clinical Services
Mental health clinics provide services that help individuals with mental illness manage their symptoms and avoid crises. Our goal is to help you avoid hospitalization and help you live and thrive within your community. To do so we use a “whatever it takes” approach to support the wellness and recovery process.
Tulare County provides services at two adult mental health clinics—one in Visalia and one in Porterville—and one children’s clinic, in Porterville. We work with community-based providers to make mental health services available throughout the county.
Mental health services may include:
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Psychiatric evaluation, consultation, and medication support
- Crisis emergency assistance
- Health care referrals
- Services at school for children and youth
- Substance abuse and mental health coordinated services
Mental health case managers work to provide connections to other services that may help consumers live independently within the community.
We also maintain two large, recreational-type vehicles that are used as mobile clinics, making it much easier for our rural populations to get access to therapy, education, peer support, medication guidance, and health screenings. And our One-Stop Centers, of which there is one each in northern, central, and southern Tulare County, provide youth ages 12 – 24 with not only mental health services but also employment opportunities, training in life skills like budgeting, cooking, and self-care, and referrals to a wide array of other helpful services.