Healthy Connect, Children/Youth Services

Healthy Connect San Diego provides Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Support (CS) services that are funded by Managed Care Organizations to their Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Eligible individuals can receive this free benefit as part of their Medi-Cal managed care insurance coverage.  

The program assists members in getting their health needs met including access to medical specialists, durable medical equipment, and medications. We also support members with complex medical and behavioral health conditions, as well as social service needs such as housing, food, utilities, benefits and entitlements, and transportation. 

The program serves Managed Care Medi-Cal beneficiaries through San Diego County.

Services are funded by various Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans including Blue Shield Promise, Community Health Group, and Molina.

Eligibility Criteria

Medi-Cal beneficiaries who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Children/Youth (up to 21):
  • Diagnosed with a Serious Emotional Disturbance or identified to be at clinical high risk for psychosis or experiencing a first episode or early onset of psychosis.
  • Individuals with Serious Mental Health and/or SUD needs
  • Involved in Child Welfare Services (including those with a history of involvement)
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness
  • At-risk for avoidable hospital or emergency department utilization
  • Individuals transitioning from incarceration
  • Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disorders (I/DD)
  • Pregnant or postpartum individuals; birth equity population of focus
  • Aged out of foster care in California – up to 26 years of age.

How to Refer

Contact our Referral and Authorization Specialist at (619) 541-2364 or call the program at (619) 874-0600.

Complete and submit the referral form (provided by program) by fax to (619) 467-4595 or secure email to

Healthy Connect, Children/Youth Services


Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Career Opportunities At Healthy Connect San Diego, Children/Youth Services

CRF is a friendly, rewarding, and dynamic place to work. We believe in teamwork and collaboration throughout our organization. We are committed to our staff and their ability to learn and grow in their profession while serving others in our community.

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“There are a ton of training opportunities at this agency for clinical staff. They have online training, classroom training, and individual and group supervision. It is a lot of work, but there is a lot of support and you can easily max out on intern hours each week. They also hire and promote from within.”

“Great benefits: Health insurance, awesome PTO, paid holidays, Supervision: Amazing. You will get your hours in no-time. High quality supervisors as well. Opportunity for growth: Since there are so many locations, it’s easy to move from clinic to clinic if you want a new challenge, different position, different location, etc. Family feel: The staff are awesome and supportive. FUN Training: They make sure that you get adequate training on important things in the field. Experience: You will see every diagnosis and learn everything you need to know about mental health from this job. Great experience for moving forward in your career.”

“Extremely valuable experience with diverse populations; free, quality clinical supervision. Meaningful ‘feel-good’ work, and supervisors are supportive.”

“I have worked [at CRF for] 2+ years and I believe in this company. We are a nonprofit so the wages are about industry average, but the benefits are incredibly generous…I feel fortunate to work with a wonderful group of people. I recommend CRF and look forward to many more years of helping make our community a better place.”