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CHC's Care Coordinators are the first point of contact for all new families interested in coming to CHC. If you decide to move forward with services, your Care Coordinator will match you with the best available specialist, set up your first appointment, and guide you through the process. Please click, call or email to get started now. (When you call or email, you will receive a response within 24 hours.)
Crisis Resources for immediate help
Connect with your therapist wherever you are! Phone and Zoom options are available.
We’re here for you. When you call, tell the Care Coordinator you’re a family with Medi-Cal insurance to get started right away. Read more about Medi-Cal offerings at CHC.
Review our guide to getting started to prepare for your appointment and find out what to expect on your first visit.
Save time by completing your forms in advance.
Are you stuck on what direction to take? CHC offers free 30-minute consultations to provide you with education/information about clinical services at CHC, and to provide helpful suggestions and support. Spend a little time with an expert so you can feel confident taking the next steps. Contact a Care Coordinator today to get started. *Note: This consultation is not a clinical service and does not replace a clinical intake appointment.
After your initial intake appointment, future, follow up or returning appointments can be scheduled directly with your clinician. Returning SLC@CHC clients can make an appointment with their specialist here.
Even though you now have an established relationship with a CHC specialist, your Care Coordinator is still here for you! Please don’t hesitate to contact your them any time to ask questions about CHC services and resources, update your financial or family paperwork or drop a note about how it’s going. We love to hear from you.
Did you know CHC offers teletherapy appointments? Teletherapy or virtual appointments may take place via phone or Zoom, and they work for kids, teens, young adults, adult learners, and coaching clients—and is a helpful option for college students who want to continue their care while they are on campus. Ask your therapist whether this option is right for you and your goals.
Contact your specialist directly or contact CHC to cancel, reschedule or change appointments. CHC has a 24-hour cancellation window. If you cancel with more than 24 hours notice you will not be charged.
Whether you come to CHC for individual therapy, a comprehensive evaluation or some combination, our experts help get to the root of your child’s challenges, be they learning, mental health or both. Together with your family, our experts develop a customized and strengths-based approach to care. Because CHC offers a wide variety of specializations in-house, your child’s provider(s) can collaborate with a multidisciplinary team for observation, consultation, care coordination and translation services. Meaning more expertise at no additional cost to you. Please ask about financial assistance!
Evaluations typically include interviews, parent interviews, observations, collaboration with other providers, testing, interpretation, report-writing, and follow-up. Multiple experts. Multiple disciplines. One report. Less confusion.
The cost of living in the Bay Area affects all of us. At CHC, we believe that cost should never be a barrier to accessing care. Our simple two-page form takes into consideration more than just financials, including a narrative section to explain extenuating or unforeseen circumstances. Many families who do not believe they would qualify are approved, with assistance ranging from 5 to 95 percent. We believe every little bit helps and, thanks to the generosity of local donors and philanthropists, CHC is happy to help!
CHC is considered an out-of-network provider by all insurance plans. CHC is committed to helping you work with your insurance provider and provides a super bill on a monthly basis. Your Client Billing Team is happy to answer your questions and provide you with paperwork needed to request reimbursements.
The RISE IOP has been successful in establishing a Single Case Agreement with many insurance providers. If you’re eligible for RISE, you will be connected with CHC staff person who is responsible for establishing SCAs.
We provide expert behavioral health services in both English and Spanish to children, teens and families served by Santa Clara Medi-Cal, ensuring cost isn’t a barrier to getting help. We bill services directly to Santa Clara Medi-Cal so there is no cost to the family for our services. Learn more about our services covered by Santa Clara Medi-Cal.
CHC is committed to accessible mental health services for all, regardless of language, location or ability to pay. Some grants are small to allow for many families to qualify. You can request financial assistance at any time, whether you’re just beginning with services or if you’ve had a change in your family’s situation. CHC’s Financial Assistance Application is easy to fill out and we encourage you to apply! Complete the simple two-page application and return it to your Care Coordinator. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 650.688.3625 (650.688.3650 Español).
To determine your eligibility for financial assistance, CHC takes several things into consideration including annual household income, number of individuals supported by your family’s income, living expenses, clinical needs, and special situations facing your family. Your information will be kept confidential. Call us and we’ll help you find compassionate, best-in-class care for your child, regardless of your ability to pay. 650.688.3625 (650.688.3650 Español)
Once your family has completed an evaluation, participated in the follow up and received a comprehensive report from us, you are invited to return to CHC at no additional cost if you have questions to get further guidance. Your Care Coordinator can provide details. Please call 650.688.3625. (650.688.3650 Español)
Children, parents, and families who are involved in court proceedings (eg, custody disagreements, high-conflict divorces) present with unique circumstances that require clinicians who are adept at maneuvering both the mental health system and also the legal system. This is a specialty in the mental health field known as forensic psychology. The clinicians at CHC are NOT forensic specialists. We encourage those families who have mental health concerns and legal involvement to reach out to forensic psychologists and neuropsychologists.
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Can’t wait until your appointment? Please refer to these 24/7 crisis lines for immediate help.