Children's Emergency Screening Unit, Behavioral Health Services, HHSA, County of San Diego

Children Mental Health Services-Emergency Screening Unit

General Information
Description of ServiceProvides emergency psychiatric screening and evaluations for children and adolescents to determine the need for hospitalization and level of care. Services include in-person assessments, telephone crisis intervention, and emergency medication evaluation and monitoring. Provides referrals to appropriate treatment services. Program serves San Diego County.
Geographical AreaSan Diego County
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedureCall or walk-in.
Intake RequirementsNone required. Although a Picture ID and Social Security card are helpful.
Client Information
Target PopulationDisabled - Mentally
Intended ParticipantsPsychiatric evaluations for children
Age GroupChildren
Languages SpokenSpanish
Eligibility18 years and younger. Serves uninsured children or children receiving Medi-Cal. Those with private insurance should contact their insurance provider.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesSliding scale fees based on family size and income.
Insurance AcceptedYes
Payment NotesMedi-Cal . Clients with private insurance are encouraged to cotnact their health plan as private health plan do not reimburse most of the cost and the cost becomes the responsibility of the family.
Hours of Operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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Contact Information
Contact's Name Diana Cobb
Physical Site Address 1 730 Medical Center Court
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chula Vista, CA 91911
Main Phone (619) 421-6900
Additional Information
Last Complete Service Update Date01/27/2015
County Entity/County Funding SourceCounty Mental Health
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Behavioral Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego
Affiliated Program: Children Mental Health Services-Emergency Screening Unit
This Service: Children's Emergency Screening Unit, Behavioral Health Services, HHSA, County of San Diego
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Central Intake/Assessment for Mental Health Services (RP-5000.1400)
Children's/Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals (RM-3300.6500-150)
Clinical Psychiatric Evaluation (RP-5000.1500)