Gateways to Mental Health Services


Table 1: Universal Gateways to Mental Health Services

  • Table 1 lists both school and community based programs.
  • Note: Access to Mental Health Services are contingent upon:
    • Insurance/Funding
    • Eligibility Criteria
    • Symptoms/Medical Necessity
    • Services Location

Table 2:  Additional Gateways to Mental Health Services

  • Table 2 lists services exclusively available to SDUSD students.
  • Various grants, donations and MOUs cover the cost of services.

Table 3:  SDUSD Gateways to Prevention & Early Intervention Programs & Psycho-Education Trainings

  • Table 3 lists PEI programs and eligible school sites.
  • Psycho-education trainings are available in ERO or by request.

 

Table 1:
Universal Gateways to Mental Health Services: 

Organizational Gateways to Mental Health Services

Service Location

Insurance/FundingEligibility Criteria

Referral Source

Access

Notes:

HHSA-Behavioral Health Services  Community Based AgenciesCommunityMedi-Cal Insurance
No Insurance (MHSA)
Youth with significant mental health symptomsYouth
Parent
SD County                 Crisis & Access (888)724-7240Access line will provide parents name/numbers of available clinics in closest proximity to student/family home.
HHSA-Behavioral Health Services Community Based Agencies SchooLink-BHS (EPSDT Providers on school sites)Designated School Sites (see access section)

Medi-Cal Insurance

No Insurance (MHSA)

Youth with significant mental health symptoms

School-Personnel

Youth

Parent

Access to services on 113 SDUSD school sites. List of schools on SDUSD webite: staff portal- departmetns-Mental Health Resource Center-MH Outpatient Services.

Agencies listed on MHRC webite have approved MOU's with SDUSD Board of Education.

Questions or concerns directed to MHRC (858) 573-2227 Ask for Adriana Loo/Janelle Chiu

Private Insurance Health plans:

Primary Care

CommunityPrivate InsuranceYouth with significant mental health symptoms

Youth

Parent

Health plans will help parents identify covered mental health providers.Parents may not be aware mental health services and medication management may be accessed via primary care.
Medi-Cal Health Plans: Primary CareCommunityMedi-Cal InsuranceYouth with mild to significant mental health symptoms

Youth

Parent

Medi-Cal health plans can help members identify a provider in their network.Parents may not be aware mental health services and medication management may be accessed via their Medi-Cal health plan. 
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) (AKA: Family Resource Centers)Community & Designated School Sites

Medi-Cal Insurance Sliding Scale

No Insurance

Youth with mild to moderate mental health symptoms

Youth Parent

School-Personnel

For community FQHC's, call SD County Crisis & Access Line (888)724-7240 School based FQHS's located onsite at Central, Ibarra, Rosa parks, and Sherman.

Access line will provide parents name/numbers of available FQHC's in closest proximity to student/family home, for community based services.

For additional information go to SDUSD website-> staffportal -> departments -> Mental Health Resource Center-> FQHC's

Fee for Service Providers Treatment & Evaluation Resource Management (TERM)CommunityStudents involved in the Child Welfare Services and Juvenile ProbationYouth with mild to significant mental health symptomsSocial Workers, Probation, parents, guardiansCall the TERM Team phone number: (877)824-8376 Or call the Crisis & Access Linle (888)724-7240Referrals will be provided to a network of community providers.
Special Education: Mental Health Related Services (MHRS)All School Sites

Education funding

No cost to parents

Youth qualified for Special Educ. & presenting with significant mental health symptoms, impacting educational benefit, over a significant period of time.IEP team members

Services accessed via the IEP process.

MHRS assessment accessed by completing an assessment plan and following procedures listed on the SDUSD website. (see Notes section)

Access MHRS Assessment & Service procedures by logging on to SDUSD website-> staffportal -> departments -> MentalHealth Resource Center -> Mental Health Related Services
Out-of-Pocket CommunityFee determined by ProviderModes of service delivery vary by provider. Providers may serve adults children or families only, some serve a combination of the above.ParentThis is a personal search and selection process. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences includes a module titled "Choosing a Mental Health Professional".Encourage parents to review registration and licensing information for individual providers. Information can be accessed on the California Board of Behavioral sciences webite.

 

 

Table 2: 
Additional Gateways to Mental Health Services for SDUSD Students only

SDUSD Gateways to Mental Health Services
Service Location
Insurance/Funding
Eligibility Criteria
Referral Source
Access
Notes:
Project Impact: Price Philanthropies (MOU)Select School SitesNo cost, services funded by Price Philanthropies.Youth attending designated school sites and demonstrating mild to moderate mental health symptoms.School PersonnelServices accessed at the following school sites: Central Elem, Ibarra Elem, Admas Elem, Cherokee Pt. ElemServices provided onsite by Marriage & Family Therapy Trainee's; Trainees are supervised by Dr. Brent Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a clinical supervisor responsible for the onsite supervision of Trainees from SDSU.
City Heights Partnership Project: Price Philanthropies (MOU & Contract)Select School SitesNo cost, services funded by Price Philanthropies.Youth attending designated school sites and demonstrating mild to moderate mental health symptoms or need resources/referrals.School PersonnelServices accessed at the following school sites: Clark Middle, Wilson Middle, Rosa Parks Elem, Hoover HighServices provided by LCSW's, ASW's and ASW Trainees. ASW Trainee (students) are clinically supervised by licensed clinician. Additional information found on MHRC website, click on MHRC Programs.
Mending Matters (MOU)Select School SiteNo cost, services funded by donations to the school site Foundation.Youth attending designated school demonstrating mild mental health sx's.School Personnel YouthServices accessed at the following school: Scripps Ranch HighMending Matters has a Board approved MOU. MM clinicians provide onsite individual/group therapy, with parent consent.

Teen Recovery Centers (TRC) (Substance Use/Abuse)

3 Community Based Agencies

  • UPAC
  • McAllister
  • Vista Hill
Select School SiteHHSA BHS funds the listed agencies. Agencies may bill insurance, however services are available to ALL students despite limitations of insurance coverage.Youth attending designated school sites presenting with substance use or abuse issues.School Personnel Parent YouthServices accessed at the following school sites: Lincoln, Madison, Serra, UC, SDHS, ALBA, Morse, Hoover.Additional information and contact information available on SDUSD website-> staff portal-> departments-> Mental Health Resource Centers -> Teen Recovery Centers.
ALBA School: Outpatient Services                   Select School SiteNo cost, services funded by general education.Youth attending ALBA school, presenting with mild to significant mental health symptoms.School PersonnelServices accessed at the ALBA School Site.Additional information and contact information available on SDUSD website-> staff portal-> departments-> Mental Health Resource Centers -> MHRC programs.

 

 

Table 3:
SDUSD Prevention & Early Intervention Programs & Psycho-Education Training 

SDUSD Gateways to Mental Health Services

Service Location

Insurance/Funding

Eligibility Criteria

Referral Source

Access

Notes:

SAY San Diego ConnectionsSelect School SitesNo cost to youth or families.Youth & families in need of referrals to counseling, parenting groups, emergency assistance for food & clothes, tutoring, mentoring, etc.School PersonnelServices accessed on the following school sites: Serra High Crawford HighSAY SD Connection programs have approved MOUs. 
San Diego Youth Services: Suicide Prevention SOS (PsychoEducation)Select School SitesNo cost psycho-educational services. HHSA Behavior Health Services funds SDYS.Youth and personnel at designated school sites will receive suicide prevention curricula in classroom settings.PrincipalSchools chosen based on data; target schools are those with high numbers of EP-10's.For additional information you can contact the Counseling & Guidance Department.  Additional target schools chosen on a yearly basis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid TrainingSchool sites or ERO sign upNo cost training, funded by LEA dollars earned by the MHRC department.Adults interested in developing skills in order to support & respond to students experiencing emotional distress.Staff may sign up in ERO. Substitutes are not provided.All school personnel may obtain approval to may obtain approval to attend.  Parent groups may be trained as well.Principals may call the MHRC and ask for Supervising Lead LMHC, Janelle Chiu in order to schedule a site based training for staff or parents.  (up to 20 per training).  MHRC office #: (858)573-2227.
School Aged Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Incredible Years Program Central & North Central Schools Central & North Central SchoolsSelect School Sites. Sites change yearly. Schools in Central & North Central & regionsNo cost services. Program funded by HHSA-BHS contract awarded to SDUSD MHRC dept. Funds from Mental Health Services Act dollars, which are prevention dollars.Student in pre-school to 3rd grade attending target schools.PrincipalPrincipals at target schools will be contacted by MHRC Lead Clinicians to set up services. Services focus on providing classroom groups, small pull out groups and parent groups. Focus on socio-emotional learning.Additional information and contact information available on SDUSD website-> staff portal-> departments-> Mental Health Resource Centers -> MHRC Programs 
School Aged Prevention and Early Intervention  (PEI) Incredible Years Program Central Southeast SchoolsSelect School Sites. Sites change yearly. Schools in Central & Southeast regions.No cost services. Program funded by HHSA-BHS contract awarded to SDUSD MHRC dept. Funds from Mental Health Services Act dollars, which are prevention dollars.Student in pre-school to 3rd grade attending target schools. Students who may benefit from learning socio-emotional skills, students needing increased support may attend small group.PrincipalPrincipals at target schools will be contacted by MHRC Lead Clinicians to set up services. Services focus on providing classroom wide groups, small pull out groups and parent groups. Focus on socio-emotional learning.Additional information and contact information available on SDUSD website-> staff portal-> departments-> Mental Health Resource Centers -> MHRC Programs