County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin County Mental Health Board

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • 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.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 57-INFO (415) 457-4636 or email 457-INFO@marincounty.org.
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)

 

The Mental Health Board (MHB) meets once a month to review and evaluate the community's mental health needs and to advise the county's Mental Health Director and the Board of Supervisors on any aspect of the local mental health program. Please consult our calendar of events for meeting times and locations. Meetings held at 20 North San Pedro Road, First Floor, Pt. Reyes Conference Room.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Administration Building, Marin Civic Center (415-473-7331) or access the application online.

Staffing: 

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
(415) 473-6809
Email: tlavie@marincounty.org

Administered By: 

  • The County of Marin

Purpose / Duties: 

To represent and advocate for the mental health needs of the people of Marin by being fully informed on all related issues in order to promote a creative, comprehensive and dynamic mental health system of care. To inform and advise the Mental Health Director and Board of Supervisors on behalf of clients, families, and the community-at-large. To facilitate communication between the community, mental health service providers and Board of Supervisors to ensure that the system is responsive to our community needs. To promote education, prevention and early intervention to meet the needs of the mentally ill.

Qualifications: 

Not less than 50% of the board shall be consumers and families of consumers, who are receiving or have received mental health services. The remaining members of the Board shall represent the public interest.

Term Length: 

3 years per term; may apply for a maximum of 3 consecutive appointments.

Number of Members: 

16

Reimbursements for Expenses / Per Diem: 

Reimbursement is authorized for travel expense only.

Time and Day of Meetings: 

Second Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm-8:00pm

How to Apply: 

Applications may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Administration Building, Marin Civic Center (415-473-7331), or access the General Application online.

Members of This Board

If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a County program, service or activity, requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice) 473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or by e-mail at disabilityaccess@marincounty.org at least four work days in advance of the event. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.