San Diego Mental Health Collaborative Court


4930 Naples Street, 1st Floor
San Diego, CA 92110

619-507-6780 After Hours
619-276-1907 FAX

About San Diego Mental Health Collaborative Court

At the San Diego Mental Health Collaborative Court (MHCC) program, we are here  to help you live successfully in the community, make strides toward your hopes and dreams, and achieve your personal recovery goals. 

We believe recovery starts from within, and that our job is to do whatever it takes  to provide the support needed on your recovery journey. The San Diego MHCC uses a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes a Court Team, social workers,  nurses, and psychiatrists who are all here to help you on your path.

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Your recovery plan starts with you. Our Court Team will assist you by providing the proper training where you will better be able to manage your conditions more effectively, monitor your progress toward your goals, adjust services to fit your changing needs, and partner with community services to ensure continuity of care. 

Just the Basics

Members: 60
Population Served: Adults ages 18-59 who have been involved in, or are transitioning out of, correctional facilities
Funded by: San Diego County HHSA Behavioral Health Services

Recovery Model

Services are designed using the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to enhance the lives of individuals living with mental illness. Our staff offers advocacy  for individuals who are experiencing co-occurring conditions, provide outreach and  engagement, benefits linkage and housing assistance, independent living skills  training, and supportive counseling.

Services and Supports

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Team-based management
  • Strength assessments
  • Developing a personalized treatment plan
  • Mental health and substance use counseling
  • Medication management
  • Family involvement and advocacy sessions
  • Peer support specialist
  • Linking you with community-based resources
  • Health care integration services
  • Housing subsidy
  • Providing education/vocational services and training

Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Phone and field coverage for urgent matters available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Referral Process

All referrals to the programs are coordinated directly by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Admission Criteria

  • Adults ages 18 and older
  • Probation-eligible
  • US citizen or proof of legal status
  • Mentally competent
  • Diagnosed with serious mental illness
  • Must be voluntarily willing to be a part of the program and have not committed a serious crime

Our Story

San Diego’s MHCC prides itself on working together with their clients every step of the way. “It’s that collaboration with the county that I think is the most distinctive piece of the program,” said program  Administrator David Mullen. “Here, you have several different elements coming together to support a person who has struggled in the community to try to do something different with additional support that they never had before.” 

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.