FSP  Full Service Partnership Information

What is an FSP?

An FSP is a Full Service Partnership is a category of allowable costs within the Community Services and Support component of the Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan. The California Code of Regulations, Title 9, Section 3200.130 defines an FSP as “the collaborative relationship between the County and the client, and when appropriate the client’s family, through which the County plans for and provides the full spectrum of community services so that the client can achieve the identified goals.”



Adult Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs are

designed for adults ages 26-59 who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness and would benefit from an intensive service program. The foundation of Full Service Partnerships is doing “whatever it takes” to help individuals on their path to recovery and wellness. Full Service Partnerships embrace client driven services and supports with each client choosing services based on individual needs. Unique to FSP programs are a low staff to client ratio, a 24/7 crisis availability and a team approach that is a partnership between mental health staff and consumers.

Adult FSP programs assist with housing, employment and education in addition to providing mental health services and integrated treatment for individuals who have a co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder. Services can be provided to individuals in their homes, the community and other locations. Peer and caregiver support groups are available. Embedded in Full Service Partnerships is a commitment to deliver services in ways that are culturally and linguistically competent and appropriate. Adult Full Service Partnership programs will provide services to 2,611 individuals.



Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs that are based on the assertive community treatment (ACT) and wraparound services models. These services use a team approach to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support for “whatever it takes” to move toward recovery and resilience for individuals with serious mental illness.

Do all FSPs have to receive all services?

The regulations provide that the full service partnership agreement “may include the Full Spectrum of Community Services necessary to attain the goals identified in the Individual Services and Supports Plan”. (9 CCR § 3620, subd. (a))

The Full Spectrum of Community Services may consist of a variety of services and supports. However all of the services listed in Title 9, CCR section 3620, subdivision (a) are not required to be provided to every individual. Rather, the determination of which services to be provided to an individual is made on the basis of the ISSP, which is created by the individual and his/her case manager or personal services coordinator. (9 CCR § 3620, subds. (a), (h)(1).)

The regulations permit the County to use CSS funds under the FSP service category to “pay for the services when it is cost effective and consistent with the ISSP.” (9 CCR § 3620, subd. (b).)

SMI Adults who meet ALL of the following.

1. Their mental disorder results in substantial functional impairments or symptoms, or they have a psychiatric history that shows that, without treatment, there is an imminent risk of decompensation with substantial impairments or symptoms.

2. Due to mental functional impairment and circumstances, they are likely to become so disabled as to require public assistance, services, or entitlements. AND

3. They are in one of the following situations:

a. They are unserved and one of the following:

i. Homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

ii. Involved in the criminal justice system.

iii. Frequent users of hospital or emergency room services as the primary resource for mental health treatment.

b. They are underserved and at risk of one of the following:

i. Homelessness.

ii. Involvement in the criminal justice system.


dmh.lacounty.gov/fsp/ mhala.org/long_beach/village/

Our service teams at the Village are able to provide customized support tailored to an individual’s specific needs.  The Village blends all the parts of mental health recovery – treatment, rehabilitation, family and community support, and self-help – to provide the help adults with mental illness need for self-sufficient lives. Recognized as an “exemplary practice” nationally and a “best practice” in California, the MHA Village is a model for changing mental health care.




To enroll just self present at the Drop In Center and see if you meet enrollment criteria and to seek services.

The address is

456 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA 90802 (at the Village)

and they are open from 730 am-noon.

The Village cannot directly take referrals unless they are referred from drop in center or another mental health resource.

adult fsp.pdf



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How to Obtain Behavioral Health Services

Each Insurance Company may have different procedures.  Check your Evidence of Coverage EOC.
Instructions for finding a network mental health or substance abuse provider for example
If you’re an existing Blue Shield of California member, simply register and log in to blueshieldca.com. Your plan will be pre-selected. Then:
• Under “Provider types,” select Doctors or Facilities
• Click Advanced search and select “Mental Health Caregivers” or “Mental Health or
Substance Abuse Facilities”
• Enter your city and state or zip code, and click Find now Blue Shield.com *
See also our administrative pages for the various Individual, Employer Group, Medicare & Medi-Cal
You do not need a referral to see a behavioral health specialist. You may self-refer to a specialist in Anthem Blue Cross' Behavioral Health network. Please confirm that the specialist is a participating provider at the time and location of service. For more information regarding mental health or chemical dependency services, please refer to the behavioral health disclaimer section in the Provider Finder section of Anthem Blue Cross’ website Member Access.
Outpatient professional mental health or chemical dependency services do not require an authorization or referral from your primary care physician (PCP) or medical group/IPA. Your PCP, however, may be able to recommend the appropriate type of provider for your needs.
In order to receive benefits under your HMO plan, you must access mental health or chemical dependency services from an Anthem Blue Cross (Blue Cross) Behavioral Health network provider. Please contact the provider directly to verify participation in the network and confirm that he/she is accepting new patients.
For behavioral health provider groups, please note that each individual professional in the group may not be listed on Provider Finder. Please call the group directly to verify those professionals participating in Anthem Blue Cross’ Behavioral Health network.   (anthem.com)


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