- Determine their own treatment course
- Define what "purposeful activity" means to them
- Determine how and in what way they wish to advance their own independence
- Develop the interest and skills to determine how best to advantage "failure"
- Develop their own defined family network
- Advance their abilities in developing strong and lasting relationships of their choice.
Eligibility for Services
Each person is screened for eligibility to determine if Humboldt County Mental Health can serve their needs or if a referral to a community provider would be more appropriate. Mental Health contracts with the Department of Health Care Services at the state level that designates which diagnoses from the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diagnosis” (DSM) can be treated.
To be eligible for services, a person must have an allowable diagnosis that causes substantial impairments in at least one area of major life functioning. Along with an eligible diagnosis, some of the symptoms that may qualify a person for services include: severely depressed mood, suicide attempts, self-harm, psychiatric hospitalizations, hallucinations, inability to work or maintain housing and/or an inability to meet daily needs for long periods of time due to an allowable mental health diagnosis.
Both children and adults who are eligible for ongoing services must have a DSM diagnosis and a serious impairment or the probability of significant deterioration in an important area of life functioning. Children may also qualify if there is a probability that the child will not progress developmentally as appropriate.
If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, help is available 24 hours a day.
Programs and services that promote behavioral health and wellness for adults including therapy, case management and medication support.
The Humboldt County Behavioral Health Board meets monthly to discuss and evaluate the community’s behavioral health needs and priorities.
The Children and Family Services Program provides assessment, therapy, case management, psychological services, and medication services.
Gather information about the services and functions of the Community Corrections Resource Center.
The Mobile Response Team is a field-based crisis response team that engages in proactive case management, peer support and clinical care before, during and after a mental health crisis.
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is an outpatient program that provides crisis intervention and stabilization services to individuals in need of immediate crisis services.
The Hope Center is a safe, positive environment where clients learn to live the best life possible - personally, socially, mentally and emotionally. It is a place to relax, create, socialize, play games, learn new skills and maximize your potential.
Mental Health Quality Improvement monitors services that are provided throughout Humboldt County’s Mental Health Plan—including contracted providers—to ensure that state contracts and state and federal regulations are met.
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) provides funding to counties to expand and develop innovative and integrated mental health services for children, youth, adults, and older adults.
Patients' Rights Advocacy Services ensures the rights of mental health consumers are known and observed.
Sempervirens (SV) offers a locked facility for clients who have serious and persistent mental illness and need acute psychiatric care.
Our Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Services assist individuals who are experiencing substance use problems that are impacting their physical health, interpersonal relationships or causing employment or legal issues.
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission SB 82 Triage personnel grants are making it possible for Mental Health to expand its services to people across the county. Services include Mobile Response Teams that provide mental health services to children and adults in the field. Mental health services are also available to children in public schools countywide.
As a National Health Service Corps site, we promise to:
• Serve all patients
• Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify
• Not deny services based on a person’s:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Inability to pay.
• Accept insurance, including:
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
This facility is a member of the National Health Service Corps: NHSC.hrsa.gov Opens a New Window. .