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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.

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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: 26,216 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.


Housing Services Office

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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.


Procurement

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-03 Training and TA on Accurate Diagnosis and Appropriate Medication Treatment and Healing Practices for African Americans
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for developing Training and Technical Assistance (TA) on accurate diagnosis and appropriate medication and healing practices specifically designed for Alameda County African American residents. Practitioners and medication prescribers who treat African Americans for mental health issues are the target audience of the curriculum and trainings.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS Rescinds Notification – Under RFP 17-09 UELP
    BHCS rescinds notification of contract award for southeast asian population competitive process under RFP 17-09 UELP.
    Please see enclosure.
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-02 Full Service Partnerships
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter ACBHCS, BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of Full Service Partnership (FSP) mental health services for children/youth, Transition Age Youth (TAY), adults, older adults, chronically homeless and forensic populations, in Alameda County.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFI:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of Request for Interest (RFI) #17-11 African American Focused Mental Health Programs
    The intent of this RFI is to search for qualified bidders to provide mental health programs specifically designed for Alameda County African American communities and to solicit feedback on the program areas described in this document.Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFI:

BHCS will be hosting two Informational Meetings and Community Input Sessions. Please RSVP to the informational meetings using the links below:
Friday December 15, 2017 at Alameda County Public Works Agency: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rfi-17-11-informational-meeting-and-community-input-session-friday-1215-tickets-40881705281

Monday December 18, 2017 at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rfi-17-11-informational-meeting-and-community-input-session-monday-1218-tickets-40882227844

  • RFI #17-10 DMC ODS Waiver Training: Motivational Interviewing
    BHCS invites current SUD-contracted providers and respondents to RFI #17-10 to
    attend a 3-day training on Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is one of the required evidence-based practices under the
    Drug Medi-Cal Waiver.
    See flyer for more information.
    Click here to register.
  • BHCS Is pleased to announce the release of Request for Interest (RFI) #17-10 Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services.
    RFI #17-10 Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services – Training and Technical Assistance Sessions Coming Soon!The intent of this Request for Interest (RFI) is to search for qualified Bidders to provide various modalities of Substance Use Treatment (SUD) services to Alameda County residents. This RFI will also serve a readiness assessment function which will enable BHCS to address the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) requirement of network adequacy prior to releasing the RFP.

    • Request for Interest #17-10: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services
    • Fillable Forms Template: Bidders must use the Form to submit their information.
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the Unserved or Underserved Ethnic and Language Populations (UELP) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Services RFP #17-09.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) to seek proposals for the provision of Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) outreach and education, mental health consultation, and preventive counseling to families and individuals of all age groups. Services will be offered to members of identified Unserved or Underserved Ethnic and Language Populations (UELP) in Alameda County. BHCS will use this RFP to establish ten contracts to provide services to the following priority populations:

    • Afghan
    • African
    • Asian
    • Filipino
    • Middle Eastern and Arabic
    • Native American
    • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
    • South Asian
    • Southeast Asian

    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFI:

  • RFQ #17-08: African American Focused Mental Health Programs – Close.
    BHCS determined that the services included in this Request for Quote (RFQ) can be best procured using a Request for Proposal (RFP) process; therefore, we have cancelled this current RFQ process. You will receive notification when the RFP is released. We apologize for the inconvenience this might have caused and appreciate your patience and interest in serving the residents of Alameda County.
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of Request for Information (RFI) #17-06 PEI Outreach, Education, Preventive Counseling and Consultation Services – Close.
    The intent of this RFI is to search for qualified bidders to provide Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) outreach, education, preventive counseling and consultation services for all age groups and their families; as well as consultation to organizations, leaders, and other community members in Alameda County. Services will be offered to members of identified unserved or underserved ethnic and language populations in Alameda County. Funding for this project will be provided through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFI:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the East Oakland Crisis Residential Treatment Request for Information (RFI) #17-05R – Close.
    It is the intent of this RFI to search for qualified Bidders to provide crisis residential treatment services for adults over the age of 18 in Alameda County.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFI:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the Older Adult Service Team RFP #17-04 .
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of an Older Adult Service Team to serve Older Adults (OA), 60 years and older, with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The OA Service Team will support client recovery through a holistic approach that considers OA’s overall bio-psycho-social needs. Services will be provided county-wide, excluding Berkeley and Albany.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of Request for Interest (RFI) #17-03: Full Service Partnership – Close.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to the RFI:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the School-Based Intensive-Counseling Enriched Special Day Class RFP #17-02.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to seek proposals for the provision of Intensive Counseling Enriched Special Day Classes (I-CESDC) to Alameda County school-age children and youth to successfully address their mental health, emotional, behavioral and/or substance use issues that create a barrier to their effective learning.Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the Peer Respite Program RFP #17-01.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to seek proposals for the provision of the first peer run Alameda County Peer Respite program.
    The Peer Respite program will serve as a short-term, mental health recovery resource for Alameda County adults, ages 18 to 64 experiencing mental health crisis and are able to voluntarily engage in services.Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of RFP#16-04: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) Program..
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) to seek proposals for the provision of early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) services in early care and education programs for children birth to five.
    Please clink the links below to review the RFP documents:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of RFP #16-03: Older Adult (OA) LGBTIQQ2S Peer Support..
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Two Spirit (LGBTIQQ2S) older adults with serious mental illness (SMI), age 60 and over, in North and Central Alameda County by Peer Specialists.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of RFP #16-02: Transition Age Youth (TAY) 24-Hour Residential Program.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of a 24 hour Residential Program with a Day Rehabilitation component for Alameda County Transition Age Youth (TAY), ages 18 through 24, who are experiencing serious mental illness (SMI) and who meet eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce that Bay Area Legal Aid was awarded the contract following the release of RFP No. 15-08: AB109 Reentry Legal Services.
  • BHCS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF RFP #16-01: In-Home Outreach Teams (IHOT)(a) Transition Age Youth IHOT and (b) Adult IHOT.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of In-Home Outreach Teams (IHOT) to provide in-home outreach and engagement services to Transitional Age Youth (TAY) and adults with serious mental illness (SMI) in Alameda County.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce that contracts were awarded for RFP No. 16-01 In-Home Outreach Teams (IHOT) as follows:.
    (a) Transition Age Youth IHOT – to STARS, Inc.
    (b) Adult IHOT – North and Central: Bonita House and La Familia, East and South: Abode Services

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the RFP 15-03: Wellness Centers.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of two Mental Health Wellness Centers (Wellness Centers or Centers) for Alameda County adults, age 18 and over, who are experiencing mental health issues and are either new or already receiving mental health services within BHCS or City of Berkeley’s Mental Health (BMH) Division.
    Please click the links below to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of IRFQ #EC-2015-01: Early Childhood Parent Education – Train the Trainers Plan Development.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of curriculum development to complete the Early Childhood Parent Education program. This program will provide education and support to parents of children, ages birth-five, who have concerns about their child’s social and emotional well-being and development.Informal Request for Quotation (RFQ) #EC-2015-01

      : Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Train the Trainers Plan Development
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of IRFQ #EC-2015-02: Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Early Childhood Mental Health Content Expertise for Curriculum Development.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of curriculum development to complete the Early Childhood Parent Education program. This program will provide education and support to parents of children, ages birth-five, who have concerns about their child’s social and emotional well-being and development.Informal Request for Quotation (RFQ) #EC-2015-02

      : Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Early Childhood Mental Health Content Expertise for Curriculum Development
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of IRFQ #EC-2015-03: Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Curriculum Development.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of curriculum development to complete the Early Childhood Parent Education program. This program will provide education and support to parents of children, ages birth-five, who have concerns about their child’s social and emotional well-being and development.Informal Request for Quotation (RFQ) #EC-2015-03

      : Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Curriculum Development
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of IRFQ #EC-2015-04: Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Copy Editing/Copy Layout Services for Curriculum Development.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of curriculum development to complete the Early Childhood Parent Education program. This program will provide education and support to parents of children, ages birth-five, who have concerns about their child’s social and emotional well-being and development.Informal Request for Quotation (RFQ) #EC-2015-04

      : Early Childhood Parent Education Program – Copy Editing/Copy Layout Services for Curriculum Development
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of IRFQ #EC-2015-05: Early Childhood Consultation & Treatment Program (ECCTP) Infrastructure Development – Mental Health Consultation.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of content expertise in the development of program and systems infrastructure for mental health consultation services.Informal Request for Quotation (RFQ) #EC-2015-05

      : Early Childhood Consultation & Treatment Program (ECCTP) Infrastructure Development- Mental Health Consultation
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the RFP 15-07: AB 109 Reentry/SSI Advocacy Population Case and Care Management Services.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to award contracts for the provision of case and care management services for individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) reentering the community from jail or prison (Reentry) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Advocacy populations. Case and care managers will provide transitional support services for a time-limited duration in order to link clients with longer term support services as needed. Bidders can submit proposals for one or both priority populations but they have to include a separate proposal and budget for each population.Please click the below links to review the documents related to this RFP:
    Request for Proposal #15-07: AB 109 Reentry and SSI Advocacy Population Case and Care Management Services
    Exhibit B-1 Workbook – Bidders must use this Workbook to submit proposals for each population Bidder is applying for

    Fillable Forms Template – Bidders must use this Form to submit proposals (If applying for both populations, there has to be one completed template for each population.)

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the RFP 15-08: AB 109 Reentry Legal Services.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms, and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to award contracts for the provision of legal services for the reentry population. The County intends to award a one-year contract (with an option to renew) to the Bidder selected as the most responsible Bidder(s) whose response conforms to the Request for Proposals (RFP) and meets the County’s requirements.Please click the below links to review the documents related to this RFP:

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the re-release of the IRFQ R15-04: Friday Night Live.
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of the Friday Night Live program to promote healthy lifestyles free of alcohol, tobacco, or other substance abuse for high school-aged young people.Please click the links below to review the documents related to this IRFQ

  • BHCS is pleased to announce that Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinics (PTW) was awarded the contract following the release of RFP R14-02: Medication Support.
    PTW is working with BHCS to transition existing clients receiving services from Schuman-Liles Clinic for the remainder of this year and will continue to deliver services in the upcoming FY 2015-16 and thereafter. Please keep an eye out for more information from the Adult System of Care at their monthly provider meetings.

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of IRFQ 15-04: Friday Night Live (FNL)
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek quotations for the provision of the Friday Night Live program to promote healthy lifestyles free of alcohol, tobacco, or other substance abuse for high school-aged young people.Please click the links below to review the documents related to this IRFQ.

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of RFP 15-02: Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL). It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) and Alameda County Probation Department (APD) to seek proposals for the provision of implementing PLL Program, an evidenced-based practice aimed at Probation youth who are either at high-risk for out-of-home placement or are transitioning back into the community from congregate care or supported independent living (SIL). The program has two entry points:
    • Alternatives to Placement – the goal is to prevent out-of-home placement and
    • Re-entry – which focuses on reducing residential lengths of stay.

    Please click the below links to review the documents related to this RFP:

    Request for Proposal #15-02: Parenting with Love and Limits
    Exhibit B-1 Workbook (Revised) – Bidders must use this Workbook to submit proposals
    Fillable Forms Template – Bidders must use this Form to submit proposals
    Addendum No. 1
    Addendum No. 2
    Addendum No. 3
    Addendum No. 4
    Addendum No. 5

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the RFP 15-01: School-based Intensive Counseling Enriched Special Day Class (I-CESDC). It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of I-CESDC services to: Alameda County school-age children and youth to successfully address their mental health, emotional, behavioral and/or substance use issues that create a barrier to their effective learning. Bidders can submit proposals for the following school sites within the Oakland Unified School District:
    • Think College Now
    • Hoover Elementary School
    • Bridge Academy at Melrose
    • Fremont High School
    • Castlemont High School

    Please click the below links to review the documents related to this RFP:
    Request for Proposal #15-01: School-based I-CESDC
    Exhibit B-1 Workbook – Bidders must use this Workbook to submit proposals
    Fillable Forms Template – Bidders must use this Form to submit proposals
    Addendum No. 1

  • Due to unanticipated changes related to health care reform, BHCS is withdrawing RFP 14-02: Medication Support with an intention to re-release at a later time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please contact Edilyn Dumapias at (510) 383-2873 or via email: edumapias@acbhcs.org for any questions.
  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Interest (RFI) #11-15RB Consumer Complaint and Grievance Process Review.
    The intent of this Request for Interest (RFI) for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) is to seek letters of interest from service providers wishing to provide program review services for the Consumer Complaint and Grievance Process. BHCS is required by the State of California to receive complaints and grievances from clients who are eligible to receive county mental health services pertaining to entitlement of services or quality of care received from ACBHCS programs. BHCS desires to purchase program review services to support its compliance control program and to ensure that serious compliance issues are addressed when identified through the ACBHCS current system of routine monitoring.

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Interest (RFI) #14-01 Level II Services.
    The intent of this Request for Interest (RFI) for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) is to seek letters of interest from service providers wishing to participate in a process to provide feedback on a program model for adults with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Transition Age Youth (TAY) and adults living with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.Specifically, BHCS is seeking providers who can provide insights on client and programmatic needs for the following populations:
    1. TAY age 18 to 24 in north and central Alameda County;
    2. Adults age 18 to 60 in north and central Alameda County;
    3. Adults age 18 to 60 in south and east Alameda County;
    4. Spanish speaking adults age 18 to 60 with LEP; and
    5. Cantonese and/or Mandarin and Vietnamese speaking adults age 18 to 60 with LEP

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the High School Behavioral/Mental Health Career Pathways Request for Proposals (RFP) Workforce Education & Training (WET) 082013
    It is the intent of the specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services in this Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek proposals from qualified organizations to design and implement a High School Behavioral/Mental Health Career Pathways Project. This project will fund organizations to create a partnership between the County of Alameda and Alameda County high schools and/or community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement a mental health component/track similar to, or incorporated into, existing health care pathways programs.

  • BHCS is pleased to announce the release of the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Expansion (II.B.)Request for Proposals (RFP) #13-07
    It is the intent of these specifications, terms and conditions for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (hereafter BHCS or County) to seek proposals for the provision of mental health services for Alameda County children and youth who meet eligibility requirements for full-scope Medi-Cal and who meet medical necessity criteria for Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis Treatment (EPSDT) for the following priority program categories:

    1. School-Based Services;
    2. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Services to Asian and Southeast Asian Children in Central County;
    3. Transition Age Youth (TAY) Santa Rita Jail Mental Health Program; and
    4. Recreation, Education, Arts, Career and Health (REACH) Ashland Youth Center Behavioral Health Partnership Program.

    BHCS will use this Request for Proposals (RFP) to expand EPSDT Medi-Cal services by nearly $2,325,000[1] to address existing gaps in services, expand services to meet the needs of Alameda County’s diverse populations and improve the quality of services.

  • MHSA

Request for Proposal (RFP)