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Behavioral Health Services

Please be assured that during the COVID 19 pandemic, Behavioral Health Services is still providing mental health services.  However, to assist in reducing the spread of COVID 19, our offices are closed to the public until further notice.

If you are in need of mental health services, please call us at (530) 694-1816, or on our
24-hour crisis line at (800) 318-8212, and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

You can also receive Mental Health Support remotely, or online through the following link:

CalHOPE Warm Line:  California Hope (CalHOPE) delivers crisis support for communities impacted by a national disaster.  This is a Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and run by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).  To access CalHOPE, click here:

Please remember:  take steps to protect yourself.  Clean your hands often, avoid close contact, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect frequently.

For more information on COVID 19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at:

Until Further Notice, the Wellness Center is closed to the public.

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 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.

We welcome you to Alpine County Behavioral Health, Mental Health Services.  We provide specialty mental health services for people who live in Alpine County, including those who are eligible for Medi-Cal.  For an introduction to the services we offer, please click on this link: 
 Guide to Alpine County Behavioral Health Services

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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

Mental Health Services Act Annual Update 2019-2020

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 40 Diamond Valley Rd. For after-hours 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.

Alpine County AB1299 Contact: 
(Presumptive Transfers)

(530) 694-1816 or (800) 318-8212

Staff:    Click here to view the Organizational Chart

Gail St.James, Director
Nani Ellis, Fiscal and Administrative Supervisor
Katie Johnston - Fiscal and Technical Specialist Teri McAlpin, Fiscal and Technical Specialist
Deb Goerlich, Administrative Assistant III
Michelle Kaner, Administrative Assistant III

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

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

VACANT, MHSA Program Coordinator
Dawn Riddle, MHSA Program Specialist
VACANT, 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