allcove First-of-its-Kind Integrated Mental Health Centers Open in Palo Alto and San Jose
Last month marked the opening of two allcove centers, culminating a multi-year effort to bring integrated mental health resources to local youth.
“The opening of the first U.S. integrated youth mental health center has been our vision for the past nine years,” said Steven Adelsheim, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford. Adelsheim directs the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.
“I want our youth to feel comfortable and safe when accessing these services,” said County Supervisor Joe Simitian, a champion for allcove. “Eliminate the stigma. Eliminate the hassle. The years of effort are finally paying off with two centers: one in the North County where the need is great, and access has been challenging; and one in San Jose, the population center of our county,” he said.