Transforming Lives and Improving Futures
Mental Health is a Division of the Health & Human Services Agency
Finding Help in a Crisis Are you, a friend or a loved one in a crisis? Do you need help immediately? To determine if this is a crisis, answer these questions honestly:
Have I, my friend, or a loved one...
- Been thinking about, talking about, actively planning or attempting suicide?
- Been unable to manage basic self care, such as eating, bathing or dressing?
- Been in, or currently in, a dangerous abusive situation? If children are involved, are they in danger?
- Exhibited bizarre behavior, heard voices, seen things that aren't there or expressed uncontrollable anger?
- Abused alcohol or drugs to a degree that causes imminent danger?
- If you answered "yes" to one or more questions, call any resource listed below:
Hotlines and Crisis Intervention
- 24-HOUR Psychiatric Emergency Services
- Placerville: (530) 622-3345
- South Lake Tahoe: (530) 544-2219
- Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence: 24 Hour Crisis Line (530) 626-1131 (West Slope)
- Live Violence Free: 24 Hour Crisis Line (530) 544-4444 (South Lake Tahoe)
El Dorado County Mental Health offers outpatient services for adults (over age 18) with serious mental health conditions who meet income and/or eligibility requirements. Services include screening and assessment, medication evaluation and treatment. Recovery groups, lifeskills training, vocational counseling and referral, and peer counseling are also offered. Call (530) 621-6290 for services on the West Slope of the county, or (530) 573-7970 in South Lake Tahoe.
Alcohol and Drug Programs
Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) offers education, prevention, treatment and counseling services. Services are offered directly and through contracts with community agencies. Call (530) 621-6146 or visit the ADP web page.
El Dorado County Mental Health provides intervention and support for children who have severe emotional disorders. Services include assessment, treatment and support services, (including treatment at the County Juvenile halls), and consultation to schools, law enforcement, community service partners and family support groups. Call (530) 621-6290 for questions about services on the West Slope of the county, or (530) 573-7970 in South Lake Tahoe.
Psychiatric Health Facility
The Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a licensed residential treatment facility that provides inpatient services for persons needing intensive, 24-hour psychiatric care.
The Psychiatric Health Facility is located at:
935-B Spring Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Historical Information Form
The Historical Information Form allows clients, family members and/or support network members to provide law enforcement, medical personnel and/or mental health providers with information about an individual’s mental health diagnosis and needs in a standardized format. Once completed, the form may be submitted to a health care or mental health provider and/or submitted to law enforcement in the event an individual is involved in a psychiatric emergency. Please contact Jamie Samboceti, Manager of Mental Health Programs at (530) 621-6339, if you have questions. To download the form, click here.
Community Access Site - Online Education and Information
The Community Access Site (CAS) is a free, web-based community education and information resource center for consumers of mental health services, family members and stakeholders. This site includes a comprehensive library of online courses for mental health professionals and the public. To access the site, click here.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
This evidence-based project introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and provides an overview of common treatments, using the curriculum developed by Mental Health First Aid USA. Two programs are available: Mental Health First Aid focuses on risk-factors and mental illness in adults, and Youth Mental Health First Aid focuses on risk-factors and mental illness in youth ages 12 - 18. Contact Stephanie Carlson via email or at (530) 621-6315.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides awareness, education and support to encourage hope, health and positive change in the community’s mental health system. NAMI offers classes on topics such as:
· Peer-to-Peer Training
· NAMI Basics Education
· In Our Own Voice
For more information, please contact NAMI via email or at (530) 621-4834.
Bipolar Insights offers support and education services. Donations may be requested for some services or groups. For more information, visit the Bipolar Insights website.