Accessing Mental Health Resources in Your School and Community

  • 24-Hour Sonoma County Department of Mental Health Services Hotline 707-576-8181

    Steps: The process of accessing Mental Health Resources in the Petaluma community and schools is outlined below. For elementary school families with questions, call the front office at your school site; for 7th through 12th-grade students and families, contact your school counseling office.

    1. Family Insurance & Doctor Referrals
      • Get a referral from your family doctor or pediatrician for services covered by your insurance plan.
    2. Community Agencies
      • If you do not have insurance or services are not available to you, utilize one of the community resources listed below.
    3. School-based triage/support/maintenance
      • Please note that this is not clinical therapy but solely for support and/or maintenance. The District makes available some mental health services at each of our school sites. The intent of these services is to respond to crisis or conflict situations, as well as to maintain and support therapy services that are being provided by an outside agency. A release of information between the outside agency and school-based staff is a very successful strategy in supporting student success. For more information on this process and what school-based mental health services entail, elementary school families will need to call the front office at your school site, and 7th through 12th grade students and families will need to contact your school counseling office.
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