If you have a Behavioral Health emergency call 911.
For more information send us an email or phone 1-888-724-7240.
Children's Mental Health Services (CMHS) aids children and adolescents who are emotionally disturbed, and their families. CMHS offers a wide variety of services, from early intervention to residential services. All services provided are oriented to meet the unique linguistic and cultural needs of the diverse clients to be served.
The system strives to ensure that the County residents have access to quality services as guided by our mission, principles and goals.
Services listed are County operated children's mental health services. Select "Provider Resource Manual" or "Network of Care - CMHS" for information on contracted services.
Services offered by Mental Health Services - Children:
Mental Health Administration
Children's Mental Health Services (CMHS) Administration is responsible for oversight of the public mental health children's system of care for San Diego County and provides services for children and adolescents that are seriously emotionally disturbed, and their families. Services are provided through direct, County-operated services and through contracts with organizational providers and individual fee-for-service providers. CMHS Administration ensures certain State-mandated functions, such as Quality Assurance, grievance and compliant procedures and billing and claiming procedures are in place, accurate and effective.
For more information send us an email or phone 619-563-2750.