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Behavioral Health Services
 The mission of ACBHS is to provide safe, ethical and accessible services that inspire personal growth and development through strength-based behavioral health programs and supportive connections.

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Comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services are available to all residents of Alpine County regardless of ability to pay.

Pregnant and recently postpartum women will receive priority admission for substance abuse treatment.

These services include:
  • Outpatient individual and family counseling for mental health issues
  • Outpatient individual substance abuse treatment counseling
  • Outpatient groups for mental health, alcohol and drug issues
  • Inpatient mental health treatment options
  • Psychiatric consultation for medications via tele-health technology
  • Inpatient treatment and/or detoxification for substance use disorder
  • MHSA November 2018 Calendar - Community based prevention and early intervention programs
  • MHSA November 2018 Newsletter
  • MHSA November 2018 Calendar - Bear Valley - Community based prevention and early intervention programs
  • MHSA December 2018 Calendar - Community based prevention and early intervention programs

All services are offered with respect for the individual and with the belief that your natural tendency is to strive toward health. Our goal is to assist you in that process. Call or come in to access services and speak to our staff, office hours are Monday through Friday 8-5. Our phone number is 530-694-1816 and our address is 75-C Diamond Valley Rd. For afterhours help call the Crisis line at 1-800-318-8212 or 530-694-1487.

Services are available at any of our four office locations throughout the county as well as in locations outside the office to suit our clients needs.


Gail St.James, Director
Nani Ellis, BHS Coordinator
Pam Armstrong, Senior Account Clerk
Deb Goerlich, Administrative Assistant III
Michelle Kaner, Administrative Assistant III
Teri McAlpin, Administrative Assistant III
Ron Dobyns, BHS Driver

Gail St.James, LMFT, Clinical Coordinator
Crystal Pitts, LMFT
Janet Stevens, LCSW
Cecilia McPherson, Clinician (Bear Valley)

Misty Dee, LAADC, ICAADC, Alcohol and Drug Program Specialist

Amy Broadhurst, MHSA Program Coordinator
Dawn Riddle, MHSA Program Specialist
Melanie Smokey, Native Wellness Advocate

Bear Valley Behavioral Health
367 Creekside Drive
Bear Valley, CA 95223
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Ph: 209-753-2831 

Markleeville Behavioral Health
75-C Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, CA 96120
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Ph: 530-694-1816

24 Hours Emergency Line
Ph: 800-318-8212 or 911