The Behavioral Health Services Department Q Corner program has peer staff available to help you access and get connected to LGBTQ competent resources and services.
Please visit the general Behavioral Health Services Department website for information about other available services as many are experiencing more anxiety, grief, and isolation at this time. Please call the County Behavioral Health Call Center at 800-704-0900 for referrals and information about Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services, as well as access to the Suicide & Crisis Services 24 Hour Hotline.
The Outlet program of Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) is providing one-on-one telehealth counseling services to LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-25 via Google Hangouts. Counseling operates on a sliding scale payment system (and will accommodate youth with little to no income). To learn more about counseling through Outlet, send an email to Jeraca Marsh at [email protected]. They are accepting new clients! The Outlet program is also hosting online peer groups for LGBTQ+ youth ages 10-25 via Discord. Learn more about the groups and how to join at https://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/.
The VHC Downtown Gender Health Center (GHC) is also continuing to provide mental/emotional health care over the phone. If you are already a patient at GHC, your primary care team can make a referral for you. If you are not a patient at GHC, your primary care provider can fax a referral to 408-977-8716.
Bill Wilson Center Connections continues to provide mental health services, including intakes, referrals, and sessions through telecare, as well as housing referrals and linkage to other community organizations.
The LGBTQ Youth Space offers free and confidential counseling services for youth and young adults between the ages of 13-25 insured through Santa Clara County based Medi-Cal or who are uninsured. Referrals to local LGBTQ friendly providers are available for youth and young adults who are not eligible for counseling services. Find more information and the request for referral or counseling services form here.
Websites like Gaylesta and Psychology Today have provider indexes with filters/tags that help you find LGBTQ allied mental healthcare providers. Please note that many service providers are conducting sessions over the phone or via secure video conferencing. Your insurance company may also be able to help you find a provider.