County of Marin Health and Human Services

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

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
  • 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)


Behavioral Health Community Planning Meetings

Provide your input for the Mental Health Services Act 3-Year Plan, and the Substance Use Services 5-Year Plan.

In addition, below are links to the coordinated community surveys that were developed in conjunction with the Community Development Agency to inform their 5-year plan in addition to the MHSA and Substance Use Plans:
English | Spanish | Vietnamese

Review Notes from Prior Meetings:
West Marin, June 18
Novato, July 22, 2019
San Rafael, August 1, 2019
Marin City, August 5, 2019
Kentfield, August 14, 2019
Spanish Language Planning Meeting, September 26, 2019
Family Member Focused Planning Meeting, October 9, 2019
Older Adult Focused Planning Meeting, October 24, 2019
Peer and Consumer-Focused MHSA Planning Meeting, November 4, 2019

Public Comment – Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Component of the Three-Year MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan (FY2020-21 through 2022-23)

The public comment period for the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Component of the Three-Year MHSA Program and Expenditure Plan (FY2020-21 through 2022-23) was open from Monday, February 10, 2020, through Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A Public Hearing took place at the Mental Health Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm at 20 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 in the Point Reyes Conference Room.

California voters passed the Mental Health Services Act (formerly Proposition 63) in November 2004. Since that time Marin County Community Mental Health Services has been involved in planning and implementing a number of mental health service strategies.

Opportunities for MHSA Funding (Requests for Proposals)
MHSA Issues Resolution Process
Mental Health First Aid Training Request
Mental Health Services Act 101 - Rules and Regulations

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.