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County of Madera


Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

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Madera County – MC Alert Home

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Live and Archived Board Meetings

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Madera County 311

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The Madera County 311 call center is now open to service you.  You can dial 311 anywhere within Madera County…



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Welcome to 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. 

Behavioral Health Services Mental Health Services (MHSA) 3-Year Plan Public Comment Period - Please assist in the planning process and provide your input HERE.

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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

Spotlight - BHS

Chris Bates - BHS

Chris Bates - Spotlight How long have you worked for the County? Just over 3 years.
What do you like most about your job? I like connecting with people (clients, co-workers, partners in other agencies) in a genuine and authentic manner. I see this as a the foundation for my work in the County.
Why did you decide to work for the County? The timing was right. I had an interest in county mental health and Madera's offer was a good fit with my skill set.
What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? Learning to juggle the standard 8-5 and after hours crisis work.
When I'm not at work you can find me...All over. I tend to meander about like a real life Where's Waldo
What was your first job? Youth Decoy Agent. I enticed retailers to sell me forbidden goodies with my youthful charm.
What is your favorite food? Fruits, veggies and nuts. It's comforting to know I would be able to forage for a meal if I had to
What is your favorite kind of music? Folk. I like the simplicity and personal story-telling.
What is your favorite sports team? The San Francisco Whosie Whatsits.
If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? I dont have a particular dream vacation...but I am partial to the redwood forests and the guld stream waters.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I like growing my clinical skills and taking on new endeavors. I can see myself teaching part-time or community organizing.

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