The Los Angeles County
Department of Mental Health (DMH)
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) develops and coordinates mental health services to address these needs through a community-based process. Primary services include case management, inpatient care, outpatient services (including crisis intervention/emergency response), and day treatment programs provided through a network of contracted and County-operated mental health clinics and hospitals. Using standards established by law and regulation, DMH reviews and monitors the clinical and fiscal performance of all service providers. The service system for adults and older adults is targeted to a population that includes individuals who are functionally disabled by severe and persistent mental illness as well as those who are low-income, uninsured and temporarily impaired or in situational crises. The target population for services to children and youth are seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents who are diagnosed with a mental disorder.

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Last updated on 3/16/2010