Behavioral Health Services

Are you in crisis?  Are you looking for more immediate help for yourself or a loved one?

Call us anytime, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  We have crisis workers available to talk with you.  Call 1-800-318-8212 at no cost to you, to talk to a live person.

You can also come into our office, or call (530) 694-1816 (our local number) during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm), excluding weekends and holidays.  

We're here to help, right now.  All it takes is your first step.  Contact us.

Click here for the Current Medi-Cal Beneficiary Handbook (Last updated December 2022)


ACBHS is currently working on updating the 5-year Strategic Prevention Plan for Substance Use and Abuse services, and we want to make sure your voice is hear regarding those services in Alpine County.  What do you think should be improved regarding services provided for alcohol or drug abuse?  What can we do better for these services?  What are we doing well?  Please click on one of the two links below and spend 3 minutes answering a VERY SHORT survey about alcohol and drug abuse services in Alpine County.  The link with the PDF will take you to a printable copy of the survey.  The link for Surveymonkey will take you to an online version you can enter your answers directly into.  You can also pick up a hard copy of the survey at the ACBHS building at 40 Diamond Valley Road in Markleeville.  

We'd truly love to hear anything you have to say!  Thank you for helping us to improve and meet the specific needs of the Alpine County communities.  

Click here for online version:  Online SUD Survey

Click here for PDF Printable version:  PDF Printable SUD Survey

What's Happening at BHS?

This month's issue of "Let's Connect!" newsletter answers the question of "what's happening at BHS", and provides a wealth of information about wellness, mental health, recovery, inspiration and stress relief. Click below to view or download the April 2023 Newsletter.

We welcome you to Alpine County Behavioral Health, Mental Health Services. 

We provide;

  • Crisis Services
  • Specialty Mental Health Services
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services 
  • Adult System of Care
  • Children's System of Care
  • Assisted Outpatient Treatment
  • Cultural Competency
  • Mental Health Services

Comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services are available to all residents of Alpine County regardless of ability to pay.

Alpine Behavioral health services are offered to people who live in Alpine County, including those who are eligible for Medi-Cal. 

For an introduction to the services we offer, please click on this link:

 Guide to Alpine County Behavioral Health Services


Mission Statement

The mission of ACBHS is to provide safe, ethical and accessible services that inspire personal growth and development through strength-based behavioral health programs and supportive connections.

Looking for a Provider?
Click here for our Provider Director (as of November 2022)

Covid-19 and Mental Health
Please be assured that during the COVWe're Here For You During COVID-19 Opens in new windowID 19 pandemic, Behavioral Health Services is here for you. Your mental wellness is still a priority for us. Please reach out, or come see us. We'd love to get to know you and support you in any way we can by providing mental health or recovery services.
If you are in need of mental health services, please call us at (530) 694-1816, or on our 24-hour crisis line at (800) 318-8212, and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

You can also receive Mental Health Support remotely, or online. Whether you're experiencing Coronovirus anxiety or a worsening of another mental health condition due to the COVID-19 outbreak or your needs are unrelated to it, you can connect with professional or peer support when you need it right from home. Healthplace is the largest consumer mental health site on the internet. To access Healthplace, click on the link below:
Please remember: take steps to protect yourself. Clean your hands often, avoid close contact, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect frequently.
For more information on COVID 19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at:

ACBHS does not discriminate. Please click here to access the Statement of Nondiscrimination, and for information on how to file a grievance with the Discrimination Grievance Coordinator.

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Pregnant and recently postpartum women will receive priority admission for substance abuse treatment.

These services include:

  • Outpatient individual and family counseling for mental health issues
  • Outpatient individual substance abuse treatment counseling
  • Outpatient groups for mental health, alcohol and drug issues
  • Inpatient mental health treatment options
  • Psychiatric consultation for medications via tele-health technology
  • Inpatient treatment and/or detoxification for substance use disorder
  • Calendars showing Community based prevention and early intervention programs

All services are offered with respect for the individual and with the belief that your natural tendency is to strive toward health. Our goal is to assist you in that process. Call or come in to access services and speak to our staff, office hours are Monday through Friday 8-5. Our phone number is 530-694-1816 and our address is 75-C Diamond Valley Road For after-hours help call the Crisis line at 1-800-318-8212 or 530-694-1487.

Services are available at any of our locations throughout the county as well as in locations outside the office to suit our clients needs (such as a person's home).

Alpine County AB1299 Contact: (Presumptive Transfers)
(530) 694-1816 or (800) 318-8212 or  

StaffClick here to view the Organizational Chart

BHS Staff
Nichole Williamson ,CAO
Interim BHS Director
Teri McAlpin, 
Fiscal and Administrative Supervisor
Administrative Assistant III

                                     Administrative Assistant I

Vacant, Fiscal & Technical Specialist
Vacant, Fiscal & Technical Specialist

Kathryn Hill, LMFT, 
Interim Clinical Supervisor
Crystal Pitts,  LMFT
Anastasia Ingram-Flores, LCSW

VACANT, Bear Valley Clinician

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD):
Misty Dee, LAADC, ICAADC, 
Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA):
Dawn Riddle, 
Mental Health Services Act Specialist