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CalHOPE Connect

Posted: January 26, 2023

CalMHSA is part of the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program run by the California Department of Health Care Services, in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

CalMHSA helps fund, develop, and implement mental health services at the state, regional, and local levels. CalHOPE delivers crisis counseling support for Californians impacted by COVID-19, with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

CalHOPE Connect Home Page


Resources for Drug Abuse & Addiction

Posted: June 30, 2022

Patient Resources connects patients with providers who care. Transparency, community, and neutrality are their three guiding principles and the organization ensures all providers, regardless of size, are equally visible. provides information for people at any stage of their recovery journey, including information on different types of therapy/recovery options, warning signs, how to talk to a family member, definitions of different types of treatment and a local treatment center directory. provides a comprehensive list of free, low-cost, sliding scale, and low-income assisted rehab centers and non-profit organizations that provide alcohol, drug, and other assistance with substance abuse rehabilitation. offers a dedicated directory of local substance use disorder treatment and support resources in Los Angeles, California. This directory combines data from multiple trusted government and non-profit sources, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. It includes the full breadth of treatment and support resources, from rehabs to counseling to support groups.

Health Center Resources

Marijuana usage and popularity continue to increase as it becomes more widely legal and socially acceptable. StayHonest has developed a Comprehensive Guide for Parents Talking to Their Teenagers About Cannabis which can help health centers and families in the community navigate and address cannabis use disorder (CUD) in adolescents.

Health Center Resources & QA/QI Tools

Posted: April 26, 2022

CCALAC member health centers have developed resources and tools to help support integrated models of care, workforce development, and clinic operations in the behavioral health space. These resources and tools are now available for others to use or adapt in their own organizations.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health in the Transgender Community

Posted: October 14, 2020

Substance abuse and addiction rates in the transgender community are much higher than the cisgender community and 40% of transgender youth report being depressed most, if not all, the time. Sunshine Behavioral Health has developed a guide on Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Transgender Community which can help health centers navigate and address these unique issues and challenges faced by the transgender community.

Behavioral Health Toolkit

Posted: May 23, 2018

This toolkit aims to support LA County organizations in establishing meaningful and sustainable relationships to jointly serve LA County residents.

Tool KitResource (Click on the links below)

Tools to help locate medical, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment services.

Interactive/ Searchable Health Providers Map

Service Planning Area Maps

Find a ClinicFind a Clinic tool
LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) Referral Pathways DMH website

Service Area Navigators

Services Locator

ACCESS Hotline:  1-800-854-7771

DMH Health Coalition MeetingsHealth Neighborhood information and meetings

DMH Service Area Advisory Committees

LA County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (DPH-SAPC) Referral Pathways


DPH-SAPC website

Eligibility information

Service & Bed Availability Tool (SBAT)

Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH): 1-844-804-7500

Social Services Directories


211 LA County

211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County.

One Degree LA

One Degree makes it easy to find food, housing, job training, after-school programs, and much more.

Model Agreements

MOU templates to help facilitate collaborative relationships between various providers.

Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute legal advice.

PCP and DMH MOU template

PCP and SUD MOU template

Co-location MOU template

Consent FormsDMH:

DMH Consent Services Form

DMH Authorization For Use Or Disclosure Of Protected Health Information


DPH-SAPC Release of Information- In SAPC SUD Provider Network

DPH-SAPC Release of Information- Outside SAPC SUD Provider Network

Contracting Guide

Information for organizations who want to contract with DMH, DPH-SAPC, and DHS.

DMH Master Agreement List

DPH-SAPC Master Agreement List

DHS Master Agreement List

Warm Hand Off Guides

Policies and procedures samples.

Valley Community Healthcare:


Policies and procedures

 St. John’s Well Child and Family Center policies and procedures

 Venice Family Clinic procedures

Case Conferencing GuidesCase conferencing for internal staff

 Clinical/Case Presentation Format

Telemedicine GuidesTarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.:

Telepyschiatry Policy

Telehealth Policy

Data Sharing GuideState of California Office of Health Information Integrity: State Health Information Guidance on Sharing BH Information in CA

Trainings on behavioral health integration.

Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County Training Center

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Training and Workforce Development

DPH-SAPC Trainings

UC Davis/UC Irvine Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship

Behavioral Health ToolkitsIntegrated Behavioral Health Partners

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Advancing Behavioral Health Integration

Updated 6/14/2018