County of Marin Health and Human Services

Marin County Jail Mental Health Team

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)


The Jail Mental Health Team provides consultation, evaluation, reentry planning, and placement services for mentally disordered offenders at the County Jail.  The goal of the jail mental health service is to provide seamless psychiatric care for clients who are involved with mental health and substance use services and private providers during a jail stay.

Court ordered evaluations are performed in the County Jail.  Crisis intervention in the jail can include transfer of the inmate to the Crisis Stabilization Unit for further evaluation and treatment.

In addition, the Team provides referrals, evaluations, and other consultations to the jail staff, as well as to the courts, District Attorney, and Public Defender’s Office when permission has been given to share protected health information.  BHRS staff participate in pre-trial conferences and provide clinical input to the court as requested.

Telephone: 415-473-6648

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.