County of Marin Health and Human Services

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter in Place Order for Marin County

To contact us for essential services, please use the following resource numbers:

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  • Public Health: 415-473-7191 | COVID-19 Website | COVID-19 E-mail
    • Note: this number is for non-medical questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm. 

  • Adult Protective Services: 415-473-2774
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: 415-473-7446 
  • Child Protective Services: 415-473-7153
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1-877-410-8817
  • General Relief: 415-473-3450
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1-888-818-1115
  • Information and Assistance - for older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers: 415-457-INFO (415-457-4636)

Starting March 17, 2020, most County of Marin Health and Human Services offices and public spaces are closed.
Please call ahead if you have an appointment or are required to be assisted in-person.

Marin County Health and Human Services
wants to keep you safe and healthy


LIMITED ESSENTIAL SERVICES

LIMITED ESSENTIAL SERVICES

This will not affect any County emergency services. If you are experiencing a Psychiatric Emergency, please immediately call 9-1-1, or go to the nearest Crisis Stabilization Unit or Emergency Room.

Marin County Crisis Stabilization Unit 250 Bon Air Road, Unit B Greenbrae CA, 94904 415-473-6666

If you require a mental health or substance use assessment, please access our 24 hour, 7 days a week mental health and substance use Access Line at: 1-888-818-1115

In-person appointments will continue to be scheduled for clients that cannot receive these services over the phone. General questions regarding Behavioral Health Services can be directed to 1-888-818-1115


COPING WITH COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.  Watching the news, and especially the uncertainty, can raise concerns. Staying informed is a good idea, but follow reports from trusted sources instead of rumors. Your first resource is always your health care provider.  During this challenging time, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) would like to encourage our community members and staff to take care of themselves and stay attuned to physical, mental, and emotional health needs.  Here are some resources that can help:

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance have released a handful of relevant and informative resources as well which can be found below:

Things you can do to support yourself:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

Staying emotionally connected as a community even if we temporarily become more physically isolated is critical to all our mental health. Online or phone support is available through a variety of free warm lines such as:

Self-Care Resources:

Additional resources in Spanish for families:

 

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is a Division of the Marin Health and Human Services Department. BHRS offers prevention and early intervention, suicide prevention and crisis services to all residents of Marin County. BHRS also provides outpatient, residential and hospital care addressing specialty mental health and substance use service needs of Marin Medi-Cal beneficiaries and uninsured residents. The BHRS Access Line is available to answer questions about services, arrange appointments and make referrals. It can be reached at (888) 818-1115 and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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BHRS continually assesses the mental health and substance use service needs of the community it serves. Programs and services are developed to support clients in meeting their identified treatment goals. Every effort is made to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner and in the client's preferred language.

Individuals seeking services from BHRS often present with complex problems that include mental health, substance use and physical health needs. To provide necessary comprehensive care, BHRS treatment staff strive to recognize, assess and address the complexities of the lives of the people served.

BHRS directly operates a wide array of treatment programs, but also contracts with many community partners to offer a complete continuum of care. It is this partnership that provides a system of care to best meet the diverse needs of clients within their home communities.

Recovery is real. We see it everyday. We have the utmost respect for the work and strength clients in recovery demonstrate.

Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.