Click here to go to homepage!

Resources/Document Center

Provider Directory   

The Alameda County Department of Behavioral Health Care provides alcohol and other drugs and mental health services for Alameda County.  Some services are provided directly by county staff, and other services are provided through contract with community-based organizations.  This resource directory lists services provided by alcohol and other drugs and the mental health service systems.  Programs may very from description.  Check with specific providers for additional information on specific services provided by their agency.

Provider Search

Listing by Types of Service


Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD)  

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Strategic Plan

Over the past year BHCS developed a five-year strategic plan for alcohol and other drug (AOD) primary prevention services to address the current prevention needs for all age groups (youth, young adults, adults and older adults) in Alameda County.  In this plan four priority areas have been identified to serve as the foundation for the BHCS AOD Prevention System for the next five years.  These priority areas guided the development of the strategic plan’s goals and objectives and are aligned with the current direction of the State of California’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.  The plan can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  View Report   (Large file: 14,000 KB)

Alcohol and Drug Youth Survey

During the spring of 2005 BHCS surveyed middle and high school students throughout Alameda County about their access to and use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD).  The results from this survey can be viewed in the report called the Alameda County BHCS Alcohol and Drug Youth Survey Spring 2006: Access, Use & Consequences

BHCS hopes that the information provided in this report is useful in understanding the needs and issues that youth in Alameda County face on an ongoing basis regarding AOD use and associated high risk behaviors. 


Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System – DMC-ODS

Drug Medi-Cal 1115 Waiver Standard Terms and Conditions:
California's Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) 1115 demonstration waiver provides a continuum of care modeled after the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria for substance use disorder treatment services. The waiver amendment will make improvements to the Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) service delivery system, more local control and accountability in selection of high quality providers, improved local coordination of case management services, implementation of evidenced based practices in substance abuse treatment, and coordination with other systems of care including physical health. For detail information, including Standard Terms and Conditions (STCs) for DMC-ODS California Bridge to Health Reform System Waiver click here (Please refer to pages 89-119 and 265-282 for the DMC-ODS system).

Alameda County Proposed Implementation Plan for the Drug Medi-Cal 1115 Waiver:
The first step for a county to obtain approval for opting into the Drug Medi-Cal 1115 Waiver is to submit a proposed Implementation Plan, using the template of questions provided by the California Department of Health Care Services. Alameda County submitted its proposed Implementation Plan on July 29th, 2016. To review it, click here.

Mental Health  

AB1424 Assembly Bill 1424

This was signed by the Governor and chaptered into law.  This law modifies the LPS Act (Lanterman, Petris, Short Act), which governs involuntary treatment for people with mental illness in California.

Legislation, Form, Flowchart

Guide to MediCal Mental Health Services

There are two (2) sections.  The first section is about how to get help from Alameda County MHP.  The second section is from the State of California and it provides general information about specialty mental health services.

English, Chinese, Farsi, Spanish, Vietnamese

Mental Health Services Act  (MHSA)

Complete listing is available on the MHSA Document Center page in this website.

Housing Services Office  

Visit Housing Resources Center



Request for Proposal (RFP)