Make a Behavioral Health Appointment
New clients must complete the intake process which begins with a phone call to our front office or you may come in person. If you have a mental health concern and want to see what services are available to you, the process begins with the front office staff. Information is collected and an intake appointment is scheduled. You can call us at (760-873-6533) or come into our office located at 1360 North Main Street in Bishop for more information or to begin the intake process.
The Mental Health Assessment: Our clinical staff will contact you within 24 hours of your initial call and ask you some questions about your symptoms, how long you've been having trouble in different areas of your life, and what you would like help with. We will make a determination as to whether Inyo County's behavioral health clinic is the right place for you or whether you need a referral to another agency that can better meet your needs. Our goal is to offer you an appointment within 10 business days of your request for services if our clinic is the best place for you.
Crisis Counseling: If you are having thoughts of suicide and you need immediate assistance, please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis and you need someone to talk to right away, please call the helpline at 988, or you may call our 24/7 Access Line at 1-800-841-5011. A crisis worker will be available to give your support and resources.
Medication Evaluation andServices: If you would like to consult with our psychiatrist about whether medication is appropriate for you, please call our front office and request an appointment for an assessment with one of our clinical staff. You will be offered an appointment for a consultation once the assessment has been completed. We offer psychiatry appointments via telehealth in combination with your individual or family therapy. Medications may be prescribed for a mental health condition and our nursing staff can assist you with following the medication plan.
Case Management: Your clinician will assign a case manager for you to help you in between appointments. Your case manager works in partnership with your therapist to make sure you have plenty of support. A case manager can help with getting assistance with food, financial assistance, signing up for SSI (social security disability) finding a job, and connecting you with healthcare services.
Individual Counseling: Our therapists are available to work with you to develop an individualized plan that provides you the help needed to address your mental health concerns.
Group Counseling: We provide strengths-based therapeutic groups for learning healthy relationship skills, problem solving, how to have healthy boundaries, and building your confidence.
Family Counseling: We offer family groups and family therapy to help you build stronger parenting relationships, how to talk through difficult situations, and how to set healthy boundaries.
Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Mental Health Services: We offer services to Medi-Cal eligible clients to identify potential risks and to encourage early interventions for children and adolescents under the age of 21. For more information, please click on this link: Medi-Cal Coverage for EPSDT
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS): TBS is part of EPSDT mental health services. TBS helps children and young people who have severe emotional problems, who live in a mental health placement, or have been hospitalized recently for mental health problems. If TBS is needed, the TBS staff person works intensively for a short period of time with a young person and their family. TBS may help beneficiaries and their families learn new ways of controlling or managing problem behaviors.
Services in Spanish:
Free language assistance is available.
Below you will find information about the variety of services we offer and your rights as a client of Inyo County HHS-Behavioral Health.