CHC Children's Mental Health Services

Behavioral Health Department
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
CHC Cares

To view, download, or print the CHC Children's Mental Health Brochure in English & Spanish (which includes all content as listed below), click here.

Child and Adolescent PsychiatristsThe child and adolescent psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. The psychiatrist uses the knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors in working with patients.

When to Seek help for your Pre-Adolescent and Adolescents
  • Marked decline in school performance
  • Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
  • Marked changes in sleeping and/or eating habits
  • Extreme difficulties in concentrating that get in the way at school or at home
  • Depression shown by sustained, prolonged negative mood and attitude, often accompanied by poor appetite, difficulty sleeping or thoughts of death
  • Severe mood swings
  • Strong worries or anxieties that get in the way of daily life, such as at school or socializing
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Frequent outbursts of anger, aggression
  • Repeated threats to run away
  • Aggressive or non-aggressive consistent violation of rights of others; opposition to authority, truancy, thefts, or vandalism
  • Strange thoughts, beliefs, feelings, or unusual behaviors
Not all children grow from infancy through their adolescent years without experiencing some bumps along the way. While every child is unique and special, sometimes they encounter emotions, feelings or behavior that cause problems in their lives and the lives of those around them. Families often worry when their child or teenager has difficulty coping with things, feels sad, can't sleep, gets involved with drugs, or can't get along with family or friends.

The good news is that we are here to help!

If your child is age 13-18 and has symptoms or a mental health condition and you're concerned, consider speaking with your primary care provider and request a referral to a child and adolescent psychiatrist or a trained mental health professional.

Counseling services and or medication management are available.

  • We offer Mental Health Services that are available to all current CHC patients ages 13-18.
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management provided by Board Certified Psychiatrist and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.
You are not alone!

For an appointment, or for information call us at:
805-343-5577
4723 W. Main St. Suite F
Guadalupe, CA 93434

Medi-Cal plans accepted. Sliding Fee payment plan is available for qualifying patients.