Mental Health

Mental health is a vital part of our overall health. It includes emotional and social well-being. It is important in all stages of life, from childhood through adulthood.  

Mental health plays a big part in how we handle stress, get along with others and make everyday choices. It affects both how we think and what we do. 

Mental health is just as vital as physical health. When you feel physically unwell, you see a doctor – an expert in physical health. It works the same when you feel mentally or emotionally unwell. You see a therapist – an expert in mental health. Your HPSM benefits and County Mental Health Plan cover different types of mental health care. Check your member handbook or call HPSM at the numbers below to learn more about your benefit.

CareAdvantage members

Call 1-866-880-0606 or 650-616-2174 Monday–Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

TTY: 1-800-735-2929 or dial 7-1-1

Medi-Cal members

Call 1-800-750-4776 or 650-616-2133 Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TTY: 1-800-735-2929 or dial 7-1-1

If you are ready to be connected to mental health care, please talk to your primary care provider (PCP) or call the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) ACCESS Call Center at 1-800-686-0101.

Special-edition mental health newsletter

Mental Health newsletter cover

Taking care of your mental health can help you feel better and be at your best. Our eight-page mental health newsletter is a resource you can use to recharge, get care and develop a more positive mindset. To get a print copy mailed to you, call the Health Education Unit at 650-616-2165.

Find out how to get mental health care, learn about common mental health issues and find self-help resources