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Adult Recovery Team (25-60 Year Olds)

The Recovery Adult Team is part of Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency's Behavioral Health Division.

"Our mission is to support and maintain individuals 
at the highest level of independent function possible."

The Recovery Team provides services to individuals (25-60 year of age) in the Adult Mental Health System of Care. Our team encourages involvement in the community through education, work, and volunteer opportunities. We offer support to those living independently and linkage to residential programs, physical health and substance abuse services. The ‘person-centered’ approach is utilized to facilitate movement through the Recovery process. 

Our team consists of five Psychiatrists, seven Case Managers, four Therapists, a Team Aide, and a Peer Counselor. Assistance is available 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday in a variety of settings, including private homes, schools, residential care facilities, acute hospitals, crisis programs, facilities for the homeless, and other settings. Referrals into this program are made by calling the Access Team at: (800) 952-2335.

The Recovery Team provides the following services: 

  • Clinical services to adults (25-60 years of age) will be provided to individuals with a serious and persistent mental disability.
  • Mobile assessment and treatment for Santa Cruz County residents, adults with acute mental health challenges.
  • Authorizes and oversees the provision of mental health services to Santa Cruz County Medi-Cal recipients meeting medical necessity criteria and serves those at risk of psychiatric hospitalization or in need of mental health treatment.

Crisis Services include:

  • Information and referral for adults
  • Mental health assessments and consultation
  • Crisis counseling and intervention
  • Medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Evaluation for hospitalization/partial hospitalization
  • Emergency support after hours through an On Call service. 

Psychiatrist monitoring includes:

  • Physician referral for medication consultation and/or treatment for adults on Medicare and Medi-Cal., Indigent and long-term assessment and medication monitoring.
  • Assessment for LPS Conservatorship.

Care Coordination includes:

  • Assists adults diagnosed with a major mental illness to assist with integration in the community that may include college, employment, social networks and housing.
  • Assists with socialization and life management skills.
  • Assists to access physical health care and other community supports.
  • Offers liaison and advocacy.
  • Interfaces with family and other supports.
  • Medication monitoring.
  • Monitoring of individuals on LPS Conservatorship.


Services are billed to the individual's insurance, such as Medi-Cal or Medi-Caid.


For information about making a referral to the Transition Age Youth Team Program call:

1400 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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