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Early Clinic Closure Notice for Today – North County Adult Clinic

BHRS North County Adult Mental Health Clinic in Daly City will close at 12 noon today (June 10) due to the protests and will reopen tomorrow, June 11. All services will continue remotely. 

For support, please call (650) 301-8645. For new clients call the BHRS Access Call Center.  If psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to nearest hospital.

All new clients seeking services, please call the BHRS Access Call Center at 1-(800) 686-0101, TDD: (800) 943-2833 (or dial 711) for an assessment and referral. Learn more about accessing services here [Spanish], [Chinese], [Tagalog], [Russian].

If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to nearest hospital.

Note:  the North County Youth Mental Health Clinic in Daly City is normally closed on Wednesdays. 

stop the spread of germs

COVID-19 Testing Sites open In Three Locations

New Shelter in Place Order Allows Places of Worship, In-Store Retail to Operate with Restrictions

San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow today issued a revised shelter in place order to allow, with restrictions and safety measures, places of worship to hold services and retail stores to allow customers inside.

The order, which goes into effect on June 1, 2020, further aligns the County with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap.

The County’s health order also removes the previous limitations on access and activities at beaches in San Mateo County. Beaches may now operate normally, as long as beachgoers adhere to social distancing and face covering guidelines.

For childcare establishments, summer camps, and other educational or recreational institutions or programs providing care or supervision for children, the stable group time requirement has been decreased from four weeks to three consecutive weeks.

This gradual and measured resumption of activity is designed to manage the overall volume, duration, and intensity of person-to-person contact to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases in San Mateo County and neighboring counties.  Find out more here.

NAMI’s Recruiting for an Education Coordinator

NAMI San Mateo is seeking a part-time Education Coordinator, 25 hours per week.  The Education Program Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and setting up NAMI program classes, including Family to Family, Peer to Peer, Provider Education, Basics and Ending the Silence, as well as arranging for teacher/facilitator training/meetings for all programs and support groups, and identifying additional organizations for program delivery.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes thru outreach, plans, and schedules all education programs.
  • Updates existing programs to keep current with NAMI standards.
  • Prepares program materials for teachers and participants.
  • Communicates with teachers to ensure successful programs.
  • Keep up-to-date records in Excel of current waitlists for classes.
  • Reports NAMI class info when class is complete – internally & externally
  • Creates flyers and brochures for education programs.
  • Assists with special events such as NAMI General Meeting.
  • Works with staff and volunteers
  • Research/Plan outreach to identify additional presentation opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of NAMI programs with preference to having taken one of our classes.
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. 
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular schedule when needed for training or special events.
  • Proficient with MS Office programs including Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Helene Zimmerman at

Deadline to apply, January 13, 2020
Start Date: February 3, 2020
Salary commensurate with experience.

Call for George Culores Hall of Fame Award Nominations

The San Mateo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission recognizes a resident annually for his/her achievements in one or both of the following categories:

  • Contributions to better the lives of other consumers and/or leadership in the consumer movement; or
  • Personal journey of recovery that inspires and gives hope to others

If you’d like to nominate someone, complete and return the nomination form by January 14.

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