F O R   Y O U R   I N F O R M A T I O N

ISSUE  00-35

DATE:   06/00


This is to provide staff with additional information regarding FYI 00-17,Therapeutic Behavioral Services.

As previously reported, Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is a short-term intensive intervention that can be integrated as one component of a comprehensive mental health services plan. TBS provides individual support for children experiencing a life crisis or, when a life crisis is imminent, who require additional support to transition from a higher to lower level of care, or prevent movement to a higher level of care.

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is contracting with existing community-based and residential mental health providers to offer TBS as a mental health service. The number of programs offering TBS has expanded. The following providers are currently contracted to offer TBS:

Five Acres 898 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA (626) 844-1430
Hillsides 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA (323) 254-2274
Hillview Mental Health Center 11500 Eldridge Ave., Lakeview Terrace, CA (818) 896-1161
Pacific Clinics 902 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA (626) 303-1541
Penny Lane 15317 Rayen Street, North Hills, CA (818) 892-3423
Research &Treatment Institute 1161 E. Covina Boulevard, Covina, CA (626) 859-2089
Star View Adolescent Center 370 S. Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA (310) 787-1500
Sycamores 851 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA (626) 844-3140
Tri-Cities 822 North Garvey Avenue, Pomona, CA (909) 623-9500
Verdugo Mental Health Center 1530 E. Colorado Street, Glendale, CA (818) 244-0222
Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA (310) 836-1223

TBS are now reimbursable as a Medi-Cal Service under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program.

For further information, please contact JoEllen Perkins of the Department of Mental Health at (213) 738-3201.

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CONTACT:     Judy Freeman (213) 351-5719

APPROVED: ________________________________
                    Beverly Muench, Deputy Director