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Youth and Family Services


The Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health Youth and Family Services Program provides outpatient behavioral health services designed to meet the social-emotional and behavioral needs of children, youth, and families. Services offered include assessment; individual, group, and family therapy; medication support services; intensive care and coordination; intensive home-based services; therapeutic behavior services; and case management. Youth and Family Services utilizes a continuum of care to help keep children, youth, and their families healthy, safe, and successful in school and in their transition into adulthood, while living in a home and a community that supports recovery and wellness.

Open Access Clinic


The Open Access Clinic is the entry point for all behavioral health services provided through the Youth and Family Services Program. The Open Access clinic utilizes a hybrid model of scheduled and walk-in triages and occurs on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Please call (530) 822-7513 to make an appointment and refer to this document for further information about the Open Access Clinic.

It is preferred that caregivers NOT bring children to the Open Access Clinic, as this is an opportunity for the caregiver to explain concerns about the child’s emotional and behavioral health needs. Please make sure to bring the child’s insurance card, your identification, and proof of your legal ability to consent to mental health treatment for the child.

Open Access Clinic Schedule and Location
Mondays and Thursdays
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health
1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 822-7513

Youth Outpatient Services


The Youth Outpatient Services site operates the Open Access Clinic and ensures that children are referred to the necessary level of care to meet their needs. The Youth Outpatient Services site also provides office based psychotherapy, medication support, and case management for youth ages 0-20 years of age.

Urgent Youth Services


Urgent Youth Services provides expedited access to all youth outpatient services for youth who have been taken to Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideation, and for youth who are hospitalized and need urgent follow up services post-hospitalization. The team works to address the crisis episode, to stabilize the youth, and provides referrals to appropriate services. The Urgent Youth Services team can also provide time-limited psychotherapy, medication management, and case management. The team conducts weekly reviews with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that every child who is referred to the Urgent Youth Services team has received adequate care and an appropriate discharge plan. Urgent Youth Services are available by referral only from Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health Psychiatric Emergency Services or an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Community Based Services Programs


These services are provided through Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health’s Children’s System of Care (CSOC) program and through a contracted vendor, Youth For Change. Community Based Services are an intermediary level of care for local children who meet medical necessity criteria for specialty mental health services, and include psychotherapy, medication management, intensive care coordination, and case management. These are children whose treatment needs cannot be met in a traditional outpatient setting and/or who may require significant coordination of care between child-serving agencies. This model ensures that youth receive services where children require them most (at home, in school, etc.) to best serve the needs of the youth and family in the program.

Full Service Partnership (FSP)


These services are provided through Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health’s Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program and through a contracted vendor, Youth For Change. Full Service Partnerships are the highest level of outpatient care for local children who meet medical necessity criteria for specialty mental health services, and include psychotherapy, medication management, intensive care coordination, and case management. The program utilizes a model that ensures that team of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals (including peer mentors and parent partners with lived experience) work cooperatively using an “anything it takes” approach to ensure that the needs of the youth and family are met.

The Youth for Change FSP serves children and youth from 0-15 years of age and the TAY FSP serves youth ages 16-25 years of age. Youth enrolled in either FSP receive behavioral health services that are tailored and consistent to match each youth’s individual needs and goals.

The Youth For Change FSP emphasizes a team approach that includes in-home, school based, community, and family supportive services for children and youth with significant behavioral health needs and/or children and families that are interacting with multiple child-serving systems.

The TAY FSP program emphasizes outreach and assertive engagement of youth who are currently unserved or under-served (including those who are homeless, gang-involved, and/or aging out of the foster care, probation and/or children’s mental health system), those with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and those whose cultural identity places them in underserved populations within our community.

Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS) and Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)


These services are provided through a contracted vendor, Youth For Change.

Intensive Home Based Services (IHBS) are individualized, strength-based interventions designed to ameliorate mental health conditions that interfere with a child’s or youth’s functioning. These interventions are aimed at: helping the child/youth build skills for successful functioning in the home and community, as well as improving the family’s ability to help the child/youth successfully function in the home and in the community.

TBS is an intensive, individualized, one-to-one behavioral coaching program available to children/youth who are experiencing a current emotional or behavioral challenge or experiencing a stressful life transition. TBS can help children/youth and parents/caregivers learn skills to increase successful behaviors and learn new ways of reducing challenging behaviors.

IHBS and TBS are not stand-alone services; they support ongoing behavioral health services. These services are only available to clients who meet certain criteria and who are currently receiving services from Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health (or a contracted provider).

Presumptive Transfer of Medi-Cal (AB 1299)


Presumptive transfer means a prompt transfer of the responsibility for the provision of, or arranging and payment for specialty mental health services from the county of original jurisdiction to the county in which a foster child resides. To notify the Sutter and Yuba County Mental Health Plan of presumptive transfer or a waiver of transfer, email the appropriate notification information to [email protected]



Wraparound is an individualized planning process designed to meet the needs of children/youth and their families by utilizing their strengths. Services and supports are provided to children/youth with multiple needs and/or severe risk factors, and includes treatment services, personal support services, and/or any other supports necessary to maintain the child/youth in the family home. Wraparound services are developed through a team approach that includes the child/youth, caregivers, other service providers/agencies, schools, extended family and friends, and others (that the child, youth, and/or family identifies) that work together toward common goals. Wraparound services are a particularly effective approach in serving children/youth served by multiple child-serving systems. Wraparound Services are only available to youth who reside in Sutter County or who are dependents or wards of Sutter County. To be considered for Wraparound services, a referral must be submitted to the Youth and Family Services program manager by a Child Welfare Social Worker or a Juvenile Probation Officer.