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THE CITY OF 12 <br /> CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> pLEASANTON1 <br /> March 2, 2021 <br /> City Manager <br /> TITLE: OVERVIEW OF TRI-VALLEY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AND <br /> PRESENTATION OF THE AXIS COMMUNITY HEALTH - MENTAL HEALTH <br /> URGENT CARE PILOT PROGRAM AND APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF <br /> UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITIES OF PLEASANTON, DUBLIN, <br /> AND LIVERMORE FOR MENTAL HEALTH URGENT CARE PILOT <br /> PROGRAM FUNDING <br /> SUMMARY <br /> The need for mental health services in the Tri-Valley has increased dramatically in the <br /> last decade and has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is not <br /> enough capacity to meet the demand and the systems are complex and difficult to <br /> maneuver, especially in a crisis. Patients, particularly those who have not yet <br /> established care with a provider, frequently wait weeks for an appointment with a <br /> licensed therapist or psychiatrist. To address this issue, in October 2020, Axis <br /> Community Health engaged the Tri-Valley City Managers and other stakeholders to <br /> discuss a potential pilot program that would provide Mental Health Urgent Care services <br /> to all Tri-Valley residents. Through this engagement process, staffs of the cities of <br /> Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and Axis Community Health all expressed support for <br /> a Mental Health Urgent Care pilot program. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> It is recommended that the City Council receive a presentation from City Manager <br /> Nelson Fialho, Axis Community Health CEO Sue Compton, and Chief of Behavioral <br /> Health Services Dr. Jennifer Penney regarding the Mental Health Urgent Care pilot <br /> program and approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cities of <br /> Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore for Mental Health Urgent Care pilot program funding. <br /> FINANCIAL STATEMENT <br /> The Cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore agree to pay Axis Community Health a <br /> sum not to exceed $321,495 for project start up and project budget year 1 costs. The <br /> amount paid by each City shall be equal to one-third of the above not to exceed <br /> amount. It should be noted that Axis Community Health is expected to receive grant <br /> approval from Alameda County Behavioral Health in the amount of $250,000 for project <br /> budget year 1 costs, which would dramatically decrease the fair share contribution for <br /> each of the cities as detailed in Table 1. <br />