Orange County – Behavioral Health Information & Referrals
What is OCLinks? OCLinks is an information and referral phone and online chat service to help navigate the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) system within the Health Care Agency for the County of Orange. Callers are connected to clinical Navigators who are knowledgeable in every program within the BHS System.
This includes children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient programs, crisis services, and prevention/early intervention programs. Once a program is identifi ed, the Navigator will make every effort to link the caller directly to that program while still on the call. The Navigators speak English, Spanish and Vietnamese, while other languages can be accommodated through translation.
When should I contact OCLinks? Anyone can call OCLinks when looking for help connecting to the County of Orange’s almost two hundred Behavioral Health programs. Callers can be someone looking for services for themselves, for family members or loved ones, or for participants in their programs seeking additional or supportive services. OCLinks’ Navigators are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by phone at 1-855-OCLinks (1-855-625-4657) or by connecting online through a chat line at www.ochealthinfo.com/oclinks.
DO YOU NEED A CELL PHONE, BUT CAN’T AFFORD IT?
Catholic Charities of Orange County has partnered with TruConnect, a California LifeLine Wireless service company that provides free cell phones to eligible consumers. TruConnect provides free cell phones with unlimited talk and text, free activation, no contract, no credit check, no hidden fees, no bills, to all who qualify. California Lifeline is a public assistance program. You qualify for a free cell phone if you are already on any of these public assistance programs such as MediCal, SSI, LIHEAP, Section 8 Housing, CalFresh (Food Stamps), WIC, TANF, Calworks, Welfare to Work, etc. Call 714-668-1130 to arrange a meeting with a TruConnect representative.