Behavioral Health Services
County of San Diego
Mental Health Plan Beneficiaries (MHP)
Drug Meds-Cal Organized Delivery Sysem Beneficiaries (DMC_ODS)
Updates: February 2023
Updates: February 2023
24/7 Suicide and Crisis Hotline
Call or Text: 988
24/7 Access and Crisis Line
24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 Child Abuse Hotline
24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline
Peer 2 Peer Youth Text – Mon-Fri 2PM-6PM
News, Events, & Information
Echoes of Resilience: An emotional journey through the harrowing impact of PTSD.
"Echoes of Resilience" takes you on an emotional journey through the harrowing impact of PTSD as experienced by National University alumni, devoted mother, and mental health advocate Whisper Tennis. In the face of tragedy, Whisper emerges as a beacon of strength and...
Rest Haven Children’s Health Fund & PFCS Case Manager Maricela Garcia: Helping families in need
PFCS Case Manager Maricela Garcia and Rest Haven Children’s Emergency Grant Fund provide much needed support to families in need.
Program Manager – Children with Social & Emotional Difficulties
Our Story Palomar Family Counseling Service (PFCS) is one of most recognized and respected providers of mental health services in North San Diego County. Established in 1956, PFCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive services that...
Connecting Matters: A new support group in Fallbrook
Connections matter. PFCS will launch a new support group at the Fallrook Regional Health District's Community Wellness Center this spring. Connecting Matters will run for 3 consecutive Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. May 10, 17, & 24 and is designed for...
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – Making a Difference in the Lives of Fallbrook Area Residents
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds has become an integral part of a full range of comprehensive mental and behavioral health services provided by PFCS.
PFCS Employee Selected as 2023 Public Health Champion!
Congratulations to PFCS Employee Graciela Moreno on her selection as a recipient of the 2023 Live Well San Diego Annual Public Health Champion award. Graciela was named as the North Inland Regional recipient. This honor is bestowed on behalf of the Public Health...
Emotionally Focused Therapy with Couples
PFCS is hosting a three hour workshop on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Couples presented by Jason Linder, PsyD for our staff and trainees as part of our ongoing commitment to professional development. Date: May 11, 2023 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Location:...
The Mental Health of Children & Youth: A Therapist’s Perspective.
Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real, and they are widespread.But most importantly, they are treatable, and often preventable.
Spread Comfort & Joy This Holiday Season
Spread comfort & joy this holiday season for children, youth, families and adults in need. Our Comfort and Joy campaign coordinates the generosity and caring of people like you with needy individuals served in our mental health programs. For many of our fellow...
The Parent Perspective: A Conversation with Boad Member Don Romo
In this episode of the Mental Health Matters podcast, PFCS Board Member Don Romo discusses the system of care for people living with mental illness and his lived experience as a parent. His insight and perspective enriches our Board of Directors. We are honored that...
Mental Health and Preschool Aged Children
PFCS Therapist Stephanie Rivera discusses how the mental health of parents can impact young children. Stephanie also discusses how to address behavioral challenges in preschool aged children and the impact adverse childhood experiences can have on adolescents.
Relationship 101: A Ten Week Group Specially Designed for Couples to Strengthen Their Relationship
It is relieving to recognize that you are not alone and that your struggles sound pretty much just like other couples. A couples therapy group is a place where it is safe to be real in your relationship with your partner — in front of other people. Relationship 101 is...
Donate your myWalgreens Cash Rewards to PFCS through 8/31/22
We're participating in the myWalgreens donation program! At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop with your myWalgreens membership and you can contribute $1, $5, or more of your Walgreens Cash rewards to local and national charities...
California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recogniton
We are honored to receive a Certificate of Recogniton from the California Legistalure Assembly and Assemblymember Marie Waldron of the 75th District for our support and contribution to communtiy engagement with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Safety Tips to Beat the Heat
Don’t let the summer heat get the best of you.
Parenting programs are a key strategy for the prevention and early treatment of children’s conduct problems.
Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Next Wave of the Pandemic
“We have seen a nearly two-fold increase in depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms among children and adolescents. Nearly 20 percent of kids are experiencing depression that’s impairing them, nearly 25 percent of kids are experiencing anxiety that’s impairing them.”
The new 988 mental health hotline is live. Here’s what to know.
People experiencing a mental health crisis have a new way to reach out for help in the U.S. Starting Saturday, they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8.
San Diego Gives 2022 – Kicks off on July 16th!
We are excited to be part of San Diego Gives, which shines a light on pressing community needs and the nonprofits responding to them. Join us on September 8th.
Dina Camp is Back – July 19th to August 11!
Dina Camp is a fun-filled weekly event offering Dinosaur School for kids & workshops for parents.
Register for Mesa Rim Climbing Gym: July 30th & August 6th
Mesa Rim North City and PFCS are partnering to offer two free events for up to 20 participants at each event. Ideal for ages 7 to 14. Events will take place on July 30th and August 6th.
Fallbrook Regional Health District Grant Awards
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Fallbrook Regional Health District (FRHD) has once again awarded grants for FY 2022/2023 for our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren programs for residents of the...
988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline to launch in July 2022
988 is not just a new number to call, it is an opportunity to rethink how we approach mental health, substance use disorders, and suicide prevention in our communities. The United States needs a thoughtful and comprehensive response to mental health or substance use...
PFCS selected to participate in the myWalgreens donation program
Donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Palomar Family Counseling Service through 08/31/22. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much to donate. It’s that easy. Whether you’d like to contribute $1, $5, or...
Transforming Mental Health with Horses
We are excited to launch a new service to treat trauma, grief, sadness, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, addiction and so much more. Turnout, based on the Eagala model, an innovative approach that provides an alternative option for treatment with no need for talk...
An Emerging Youth Mental Health Crisis
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges were the leading cause of disability and poor life outcomes in young people, with up to 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the U.S. having a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. The stringent...
Advice To My Younger Self
We asked our board and staff this question: What advice would you give your younger self? Here’s what some of us had to say.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
The Prevention & Early Intervention Team along with their Incredible Years® friends celebrate mental health awareness month with strategies to stay mentally healthy. The Incredible Years® model is used as a prevention and early intervention strategy for all...
Domestic violence is a global phenomenon that can happen to anyone regardless of gender, education, profession, nationality, socioeconomic status, culture, age, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Generally speaking, domestic violence occurs when one partner...
Check Us Out On The Incredible YearsⓇ Blog!
North Coastal Prevention and Early Intervention ProgramVirtual DinoSchool TeachersOur North Coastal Prevention and Early Intervention program created innovative strategies to implement the Incredible YearsⓇ social emotional curriculum during this current health...
Building Resiliency in Times of Crisis
The Buddha once asked a student: “If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful? If the person is struck by a second arrow, is it even more painful?” He then explained, “In life, we cannot always control the first arrow. However, the second arrow is our reaction to...