Cordilleras Mental Health Center


200 Edmonds Road
Redwood City, California  94062
650-369-6465 FAX

Cordilleras has a horticulture therapy program that is open to all members.

About Cordilleras MHRC

Cordilleras Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC) houses two separate treatment programs for adults with chronic mental illness; a licensed 68-bed mental health rehabilitation center (MHRC) and a licensed 49-bed adult residential facility (ARF) called The Suites. Cordilleras primarily serves San Mateo County residents, 18 and older, with long histories of mental illness and multiple episodes of acute psychiatric hospitalization. The goal of Cordilleras is to allow individuals who would otherwise be in a state hospital or an acute care setting to develop the skills and supports needed to live more independently in the community. Cordilleras also offers treatment options for persons who have substance abuse issues in addition to a serious mental illness.

Just the Basics

Members: 117
Population Served: Adults, ages 18 to 59, who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness
Funded by: San Mateo County 

Recovery Model

This program follows Telecare’s Recovery-Centered Clinical System (RCCS), an innovative recovery framework that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based practices. RCCS emphasizes doing no harm and supporting and enlivening recovery. The recovery model incorporates such approaches as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), harm reduction, and other consumer-centered therapeutic interventions.

Services and Supports

Cordilleras offers specialized services for persons who are dually-diagnosed. A multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals prepares a treatment plan with each individual. Services include:

  • Community living and social skills training
  • Therapy and activity groups
  • Peer support services
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family support
  • Medication education
  • Horticultural Therapy

Office Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Referral Process

Individuals are referred through San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. 

Who Is Served

  • Adults ages 18 and older who have a long history of mental illness and multiple episodes of acute psychiatric hospitalization
  • Reside in San Mateo County, California

Contacting A Family Member

Family members can contact individuals at Cordilleras by calling the main number at (650) 367-1890 or by calling the following
client phones. 

  • The Suites: (650) 365-1191 or (650) 365-1192 
  • MHRC: (650) 361-8051 or (650) 361-8064

About Telecare

Telecare is a family- and employee-owned company that has been treating individuals with serious mental illness since 1965. We specialize in innovative, outcomes-driven services for high-risk individuals with complex needs. Our programs are recovery-focused and clinically effective and are designed in partnership with local, county, state and other behavioral health organizations.