TAO South (189)


275 E. Baker Street, Suite A
Costa Mesa, California  92626

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Essentials at a Glance

Program Type: Community-Based

To Make Referrals: Referrals are made through multiple sources, including Orange County Health Care Agency and community organizations, as well as walk-ins.

# of Members: 127 members

Who We Serve: Residents of Orange County, ages 18 and older, who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and who may be:

  • Homeless or at-risk of homelessness

  • Have a co-occurring substance use disorder

  • At risk for hospitalization or institutionalization

  • Involved in the criminal justice system

  • Would benefit from a higher level of support in the community beyond traditional psychiatry services

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (5:00 pm-7:00 pm by appointment only)
Saturday- 8:00 am-4:00 pm by appointment

Wellness Center:
Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

On-call staff are available 24 hours a day and can be reached at (714) 361-6760.

About the Program: At Telecare And Orange (TAO) South, we are here to help you take positive steps toward the things that matter in your life.

We believe recovery starts from within, and that our job is to do whatever it takes to provide the support needed on your recovery journey. We have a multidisciplinary team that includes peer specialists, a psychiatrist, a nurse, a Masters-level team lead, and personal service coordinators with experience working in both mental health and co-occurring substance use, who are all here to promote a program culture where resilience and hope can flourish.

Your recovery plan starts with you. We use transformational care planning, a recovery-oriented treatment planning method to develop an individualized recovery plan to guide your work in the program. We assist you by giving you the appropriate skills where you will better be able to manage your conditions more effectively, monitor your progress toward your goals, and adjust services to fit your changing needs.