TBS is an intensive one-to-one, short-term outpatient treatment intervention for children and youth with serious emotional problems or
mental illness who are experiencing a stressful transition or life crisis and need additional short-term specific support services.
This notice is for children and young people who qualify for Medi-Cal EPSDT services because they are under 21. This notice is also for
caregivers or guardians of children and young people who qualify for EPSDT.
California State Department Mental Health (DMH) Notices:
DMH Information Notice NO: 08-38: This Department of Mental Health (DMH) Information Notice clarifies to Mental Health
Plans (MHPs) and their providers the requirements to increase utilization of Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS).