Adult System of Care


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Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), through the Adult System of Care (ASOC), provides and array of behavioral health and supportive services to the population of Merced County, aged 18 years and older, suffering from a Serious Mental Illness (SMI).  That suffering is often compounded by living in an environment that is not always supportive and/or understanding.   BHRS strives to mitigate some of those impacts by providing a seamless system of care for our consumers through a collaborative network of County operated programs, County contracted agencies, such as our Full Service Partnership (FSP) program, and other community resources.

BHRS operates from the vision of the Recovery Model framework that all who suffer from mental illness can lead full and productive lives through empowerment with hope, recovery, and wellness.   Comprehensive holistic care is provided with respect for the individual, and acknowledgement of their inherent resiliency and right to self-determination.

For ASOC services, call (209) 381-6800 or toll free (888) 334-0163.

Adult System of Care provides the following Programs:

Adult Outpatient Program
Adult Behavioral Health Court Program
Crisis Services
Dual Diagnosis Program
Inpatient Services
Jail Services Program
Older Adult System of Care Program
PreTrial Services Program
Psychiatric Services/Medication Support
Urgent Care Program