Children's Mental Health ServicesKern County’s Children’s Mental Health System of Care has built a network of community-based mental health services so children and families can more easily reach professionals to help them with mental health and substance abuse problems. Children and adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed and have or are eligible for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families Insurance coverage are eligible for county mental health services. Kern County children's mental health services are provided right in your community at schools, clinics and homes.
These services include:
- Individual, family and group counseling
- Social skills groups
- Medication for psychological problems
- Information and referral for support services
|If you live in:||Your provider is:||Telephone:|
|Delano, McFarland||Child Guidance Clinic||661.725.1042|
|Shafter, Lost Hills, Buttonwillow, Wasco, Semitropic||Kern County Mental Health||
|Taft||Kern County Mental Health||
|West Bakersfield||Child Guidance Clinic||
|North Bakersfield||Child Guidance Clinic||
|Lake Isabella, Kern Mountain||College Community Services||
|Ridgecrest||College Community Services||
|California City||College Community Services||
|Tehachapi||College Community Services||
|Rosamond||College Community Services||
|Central Bakersfield||Clinica Sierra Vista||661.845.5100|
|Arvin, Lamont, Frazier Park||Clinica Sierra Vista||
|East Bakersfield||Kern County Mental Health||
For additional information regarding Children’s programs, please call 661.868.6721.
- KCMH System of Care Family Handbook of Mental Health Services (pdf)
- Choosing a Mental Health Professional for Your Child: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
- How to Be an Educated Consumer of Mental Health News
- H.E.A.R.T.S Connection
Meetings are held monthly throughout Kern County for family members and friends. Meetings provide information on organizations and services and opportunities to meet other families to share joys, challenges and information. For more information, please call 661.328.9055.
HelpLine is a comprehensive computerized information and referral service designed to link people in need with the appropriate community and human services. If you need help finding a community resource for health care, jobs, counseling, or housing, or need to locate services for children, seniors or persons with disabilities, please call 661.336.5200 or 1.800.273.2275
- Kern County Department of Human Services
A service related organization providing aid and services to the children and adults of Kern County including financial and medical aid, food and employment assistance and child welfare services including foster placement, adoption and family reunification.