Adult Behavioral Health Services
- Short-term counseling
- Social services
- Domestic violence counseling
- Parenting support
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Referral to the County’s mental health program if long-term care is needed
Note: In the case of serious mental illness the patient is immediately referred to the San Mateo County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Access Team, the East Palo Alto Community Mental Health, or at times the East Palo Alto Police Department.
In 2010, our IBHS team provided 1,594 adult patient visits and 516 pediatric patient visits.
Our primary focus is on the most at risk.
Adults with chronic disease
Chronic disease patients are particularly susceptible to depression which interferes with how well they manage their condition.
Pregnant and postpartum women
12.5% of African-American mothers and 11.8% of Latina mothers report symptoms of depression (San Mateo County Prenatal Survey, 2006).
Domestic violence is unfortunately quite common. Dr. Carrion estimates 60% of pediatric patients have been exposed to domestic violence. They typically experience anxiety, hyper-excitability and sometimes self injury or disassociation. RFHC offers a domestic violence support group led by a counselor from CORA.
Substance abusers with co-occurring mental health conditions
RFHC provides medical and behavioral health care to clients with co-occurring mental health disorders who are in recovery.