Mental Health Branch Leadership

The Mental Health Branch provides services for Tulare County residents who are experiencing
symptoms of mental illness. Both County-operated and community-based clinics provide services
ranging from outpatient to residential long-term care. Together, these programs create a comprehensive system of care for individuals of all ages.

Donna Ortiz
Donna Ortiz

Mental Health Director, Mental Health Branch

Natalie Bolin
Natalie Bolin

Deputy Director of Clinical Services, Mental Health Branch

Dr. Lester E. Love
Dr. Lester E. Love

Medical Director, Mental Health Branch

Dayna Wild
Dayna Wild

Division Manager, Mental Health Branch


Agency News

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered.  

New Year Pet Resolutions

New Year Pet Resolutions

The start of a new year is a time to set goals to improve your life for the year ahead. It’s also an opportunity for you and your pet to bond, develop healthier habits, and discover new ways to live a full life. 

Older Adults and the Holiday Blues

Older Adults and the Holiday Blues

With the holidays rapidly approaching and the well-documented prevalence of the “Holiday Blues” among older people in mind, I'd like to share some practical guidelines to minimize the possibility of succumbing to holiday-inspired depression. 

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.