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Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Los Angeles County
Department of Mental Health
Connecting people, ideas and resources . . .
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services via contract program and DMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and other organizations. Each year, the County contracts with more than 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services.
myHealthPointe (mHP) is a Patient Portal that provides an easier way to manage your healthcare and access your health information.
myHealthPointe (mHP) is available to adults and children age 12 and older.
INCUBATION TRAINING ACADEMY
At the request of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) has developed an Incubation Program to assist nonprofit organizations that have a desire to provide services to mental health clients so as to build capacity within the Mental Health system. The program provides an academy, resource references, technical assistance, and mentorship and/or sponsorship by existing County service providers.
The CWMHSD is working collaboratively with the Department of Mental Health and Health Services to develop new programs, initiatives, policies and guidelines to ensure that the mental health and medical needs of each child is met to promote the safety, permanence, and well-being of all children served.
THERAPEUTIC BEHAVIORAL SERVICES
TBS is an intensive, individualized, one-to-one behavioral mental health service available to children/youth with serious emotional challenges and their families, who are under 21 years old and have full-scope Medi-Cal.