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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…

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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. 

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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

Julia Garcia - BHS

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How long have you worked for the County? I have been here for 16 years

What do you like most about your job? It's never boring and I work with incredible, knowledgeable people in this County.

Why did you decide to work for the County? A friend of mine suggested I apply and that started the ball rolling to 16 years of service.

What is your most memorable accomplishment during your County career? I do not believe I have made any accomplishments to the degree that I have witnessed in my clients. When they work hard and achieve their goals, it gives me great pleasure to see them succeed.

When I'm not at work you can find me... Teaching cake decorating classes, Gardening and raising organic vegetables and fruits

What was your first job? Working in the fields tying vines.

What is your favorite food? Anything delicious, and gluten free

What is your favorite kind of music? I'm an underground oldies kind of person

What is your favorite sports team? Football: 49ers; Baseball: Giants; Women's College Basketball; Tennessee Vols.

If you were to travel anywhere in the world for a dream vacation, where would it be? I don't dream of vacations, but I would like to have a dinner party with fabulous and wonderful friends and me cooking for them, that would be a dream!

Where do you see yourself in five years? If I leave it up to me who knows! So I'll leave it up to God because He makes better plans than I do.

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