Chaldean and Middle-Eastern Support Services

San Ysidro Health offers services through the Chaldean & Middle Eastern Support Services (CMSS) program.

The program serves children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or serious mental illness(SMI), who are full-scope Medi-Cal beneficiaries, low-income, or uninsured.

CMSS provides specialized culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate services for children, adolescents, adults, and families who are Middle Eastern refugees or immigrants.

The team of highly qualified staff members consists of bicultural, trilingual(Arabic, Chaldean, and English) psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, social workers, and case managers. The program embraces a holistic approach, integrating all aspects of a patients' needs, to meet their stated goals and help them achieve full recovery.


Services include:

  •  Psychiatric Assessment and Consultation
  • Psychopharmacological Treatment Medication Management
  • Individual, Marital, and Family Counseling
  • Community Outreach
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Case Management and Care Coordination
  • Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Training
  • Grief Counseling
  • Substance Use Disorder Prevention
  • Acculturation/welcoming groups to Middle Eastern immigrant children and youth in the Cajon Valley Union School District. As a result of trauma, immigration, displacement, and cultural changes, these Middle Eastern children and youth require behavioral health services to assist in their adjustment at school and in a new cultural environment.

Services are provided at designated school sites, home, and/or office and clinic settings. Telehealth is also used, when appropriate. Clinic services through the CMSS program are based at San Ysidro Health’s El Cajon clinic.

Referrals for the program are made directly via the phone and fax numbers listed below. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Phone: (619) 662-4100, extension 1661

Fax: (619) 785-3346


El Cajon

875 El Cajon Blvd

El Cajon, CA 92020

Mon. – Fri. – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(evening appointments are available on an as needed basis)

San Ysidro Health

Chaldean and Middle-Eastern Support Services


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