Our Behavioral and Mental Health Department provides a number of services for every age group, including: Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) of children from 0-6 years old, family partnering services which support families in navigating early childhood mental health systems, and comprehensive clinical behavioral health services for children, teens and adults. Below is an overview of the programs we provide. Call us at (510) 471-5880 ext. 3774 if you have further questions or to find out if you are eligible for these services.
Adult Behavioral Health Services (for patients aged 19 to 100+ with specialized services for adults 60+)
Adult behavioral health services are often short-term and work in collaboration with you and your doctor at TVHC. Together, we work as a team to help you deal effectively with stress in order to improve your overall wellness. The stress you are feeling may be related to a physical health condition or to other life-related causes. Some common issues that patients see us for include depression, stress, and anxiety. Throughout the process, we will help to monitor your medication side affects and help you develop useful skills for dealing with stress and depression so that you can work toward a healthier, happier you.
These services are provided by a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), or a registered, pre-licensed behavioral health therapist, and all are supervised by licensed therapists. Our team is highly experienced and dedicated to helping you uncover the lifestyle factors and underlying health conditions that may be contributing to your stress levels confidentially and without judgment.
Youth Mental Health Services
In addition to these services provided in our offices, we also provide mental and behavioral health services to students at 9 schools in Southern Alameda County. If you are a student, please contact Patrick Fitzgerald at (510) 471-5880 ext. 3738 for more information.
Early Childhood and Parenting Teens (for young children up through age 6 and for teen parents up to age 21)
All children have their own developmental progression with a range in age for meeting their milestones. Children show differences in their development of communication, language, motor skills, problem solving, and social emotional patterns. Your child’s individual differences make him or her unique. Mental health in children is about how they feel, think and behave, and how well they manage transitions, routines, changes, and social engagement with their family and peers. We can provide supportive interventions to help you with your concerns regarding your infant or young child's development or behavior.
For pregnant or parenting teens up to age 21, we offer support to learn parenting skills and positive bonding. Additionally, teenage pregnancy can bring challenges to the whole family. While love in the family can be abundant, the actual reality of caring for infants and young children is a major commitment. Interruption of school or other life goals can carry with it stressors for the young parents in learning how to manage their new responsibilities while also continuing with their life ambitions. We can help with the stress and adjustment to these changes and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger, and low self-esteem.
If you are not already a patient at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Centers, Inc., you will need to set up a registration appointment in order to determine which services you may be eligible for. Please call us at (510) 471-5880 ext. 3774 or visit our Becoming a Patient and FAQs pages for further information.