Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer mental health, substance use treatment, and supportive services to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in over 50 locations across Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties.
Who We Serve
Who Is Pacific Clinics
1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Pacific Clinics is here to provide treatment to clients and to provide capacity building to the behavioral health field. At the core of our work is our mission to deliver quality mental health and substance abuse services by building on people’s strengths.
Pacific Clinics has provided life-changing and life-saving mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and supportive services since 1926. Mental illness impacts individuals across culture, gender, age, and economic spectrums, so we deliver a range of innovative community-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate programs. Our highly trained, expert staff members are reflective of the communities we serve, and specialize in severe, chronic mental illnesses.
For over 90 years, Pacific Clinics has been a nationally recognized industry leader in providing life-changing services to the clients we serve. We scale up our efforts by training behavioral health professionals through our training division, Pacific Clinics Training Institute. We also advocate for policies that will improve services and care for our clients.
Dr. Chris Leucht Offers Tips on Prepping Children to Go Back to School on KPCC
On KPCC’s most recent segment of "Take Two," Dr. Chris Leucht, program director, was interested about tips to prepare children returning to school. At the 28:25 marker, the segment opens with one of Dr. Leucht's tips for caregivers to check in with their own feelings as children are looking to them on how to feel and react. Additionally, Dr. Leucht recommends taking school tours saying, "the more familiarity kids have with what’s going to happen and where, the better."
Advances Spring 2021
This issue of Advances Magazine, Essential Workers Making A Difference, includes an exclusive interview with ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor Ellen Leyva. Additional articles include information on suicide prevention, expert advice on how to talk to children about race and racism, self-care tips and links to videos featuring Pacific Clinics' team of experts.
Dr. Chris Leucht Quoted in LAist on What Caregivers and Children Can Expect Returning to School
In the LAist article, "Preparing To Go Back To Preschool In A Pandemic: 'Fun, But In A Different Way,'" Dr. Chris Leucht, program director, offers tips on helping children ages 0 to 5 get ready to return to school. "The first thing would be for parents to check in on their own feelings, and try and manage those so that they can be there for their kids," Leucht says.