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County of Madera


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On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

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Madera County 311

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Live and Archived Board Meetings

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County Calendar

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Behavioral Health Services

Vision Statement

We envision a world where all persons with addictions and mental illness can achieve recovery and can live with dignity and respect as valued members of their families and communities.

Mission Statement

To promote the prevention of and recovery from mental illness and substance abuse for the individuals, families, and communities we serve by providing accessible, caring, and culturally competent services.

Core Values

We, the employees of Madera County Behavioral Health Services, value:

  • The promotion of wellness and recovery.
  • The integrity of individual and organizational actions.
  • The dignity, worth, and diversity of all people.
  • The importance of human relationships.
  • The contribution of each employee. 

The Each Mind Matters campaign is a statewide initiative to change the way people think about persons with mental illness. This video is an integral part of the campaign. It presents the real life stories of a broad range of people who have overcome the disability caused by mental illness and gone on to live healthy and productive lives. Please click on the link below to view the video.

Each Mind Matters A New State of Mind | Each Mind Matters Stigma and Discrimination CampaignA New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness (HD) from Each Mind Matters

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Contact BHS

Madera County Behavioral Health Services
209 E. 7th Street
Madera, CA 93639
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Toll Free: 888-275-9779

Staff Spotlight - BHS

David Weikel - BHS

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How long have you worked for the County? I have worked here for a total 6 years  (as a contractor from 2006 - 2009 and an employee since  2013)

What do you like most about your job? I like working with BHS staff and staff from other organizations  to help community members access the resources they need to be healthy and well. In addition, I like coming up with new ways to show how much of a positive difference our staff are making in lives of people that we serve.

Why did you decide to work for the County? I like working for the county because of the stability of the job and because the BHS culture is more welcoming then other places where I have worked.

What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? I have several, but the three that I remember most is writing the plans for the MHSA services, MIOCR services and the times we won the Spirit Stick.  I liked the first two because they gave BHS more resources to serve the community. I liked the second one because it helped bring the department together.

When I'm not at work you can find me... When I'm not at work I spend time with family, play music, fitness training or watching musical groups.

What was your first job? I was a part time janitor at a local church.

What is your favorite food? Mexican

What is your favorite kind of music? Various kinds of Rock and Electronic music

What is your favorite sports team? I don't follow sports anymore; no time

If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? Greece or Yucatan

Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in Behavioral Health, enjoying family and playing music


General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311