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Tulare County Mental Health


24-Hour Crisis and Access Lines
Mental Health Crisis Line:  1-800-320-1616
Substance Use Disorder Access Line: 1-866-732-4114

Problem Resolution (Grievances and Appeals)
Mental Health: 1-800-500-4465
Substance Use Disorder: 1-833-433-4988

 

Announcements

The Mental Health Branch of Tulare County HHSA in collaboration with our diverse provider network, community members, and the My Voice Media Center are pleased to announce Untangling Roots – Cultivating Wellness and Recovery.  Watch the short English with Closed Captions video below to learn more. Go to the Untangling Roots Video Series page for personal experiences videos.
 


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Tulare County has the ability to respond to individuals in the community seeking our services. We aim to inform the public at large how best to address your needs when you find yourself or a loved one in crisis. If you or your friends and family need services, call 988 (1-800-320-1616 for Mental Health Services and 1-866-732-4114 for substance use disorder services) available 24 hours day. A listing of mental health providers can be found using the Mental Health Provider Directory. A listing of substance use disorder providers can be found using the Substance Use Disorder Provider Directory.

We are pleased to present videos on mental health services and we highlight them here. We  look forward to sharing past videos that are relevant in content.   

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Tulare County Mental Health Board


Committees — Open to the Public

Mental Health Quality Improvement Committee (MH QIC)
The Tulare County Mental Health Plan (MHP) is committed to providing quality, culturally competent mental health services. MH QIC focuses on identifying areas of concern and improving quality of care, access to services, and consumer satisfaction throughout the mental health system of care. Consumers and their families are encouraged to participate.

Meets: 4th Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Meetings are currently held virtually.
Contact: QIManagedCare@tularecounty.ca.gov


Adult Systems Improvement Committee (ASIC)
ASIC is a subcommittee of the MH QIC and monitors the activities of the Mental Health Plan’s (MHP) Adult System of Care, including issues that influence adult system of care programs, services, and trend analysis.

Meets: 4th Thursday of each month, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Meetings are currently held virtually. Consumers and their families are encouraged to participate.
Contact: QIManagedCare@tularecounty.ca.gov


Children's System Improvement Council (CSIC)
CSIC is a subcommittee of the MH QIC and monitors the activities of the Mental Health Plan’s (MHP) Children’s System of Care, including issues that influence children/youth system of care programs, services, and trend analysis. Consumers and their families are encouraged to participate.

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meetings are currently held virtually.
Contact: QIManagedCare@tularecounty.ca.gov


Substance Use Disorder Quality Improvement Committee (SUD-QIC)
The Tulare County Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) is committed to providing quality, culturally competent substance use disorder services. SUD QIC focuses on identifying areas of concern and improving quality of care, access to services, and consumer satisfaction throughout the substance use disorder system of care. Consumers and their families are encouraged to participate.

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monthly meetings are currently held virtually. Quarterly meetings are held in person.
Contact: QI_Unit@tularecounty.ca.gov


Agency News

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.  

In-Home Services Help Seniors Remain in Their Homes

In-Home Services Help Seniors Remain in Their Homes

When everyday tasks such as cooking dinner, climbing stairs, or managing your medical appointments become too difficult for you to do on your own, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program, also known as MSSP, might be able to help. 

Booster Seat or Seatbelt?

Booster Seat or Seatbelt?

If you are unsure if your child needs to continue to sit in a booster seat while riding in a car, there is a five-step test you can utilize before moving to a seat belt. 

Video: Navigating Medicare Enrollment

Video: Navigating Medicare Enrollment

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) and HICAP help Medicare consumers with things like benefit coverage, billing, consumer rights, and coordination of parts A, B, C, and D. So, how do you enroll in Medicare? Let us show you!