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


Agency News

CWS Toy Drive: Fill the Trolley Events

CWS Toy Drive: Fill the Trolley Events

Tulare County community members are invited to Fill the Trolley with new, unwrapped toys and gifts for the Friends of Tulare County Child Welfare Services Children’s Toy Drive.  

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it can also carry some hazards for pets. Here are some tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday.

Benefits of Pets for Veterans

Benefits of Pets for Veterans

Transitioning back to civilian life can be a complicated process for a veteran. For veterans, though, having an animal to love and care for can be life-changing and an incredibly positive decision.  

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

2019 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.