|The Behavioral Health Department at Pit River Health Service Inc.
would like to let the community know about the many
services offered through our department. We are here for you and your love ones whenever they are in need.
There are two therapists on staff now. Dennis Thompson, ACSW is available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm for
appointments and some walk in clients. Melinda Adams LCSW is available Tuesdays from 8 am to 12 noon, and on
Wednesdays she is available to see scheduled clients from 8 am to 5 pm.
Both therapists offer individual and family group sessions, and children and adult services. These services are
available to all Native American clients with or without insurance or alternate resources. Services are provided to
non-native clients who have insurance or alternate resources.
Dennis Thompson and Melinda Adams also provide assessments, and crisis intervention services. Collaborative medical
services are available through our medical department, and dentistry is also available. Telemed appointments through
U.C. Davis are also available through the Pit River Health Service Inc. Medical Department.
Onita Viramontes, the clinic’s Drug and Alcohol Counselor is available to see clients Monday through Friday 8 am to 5
pm. She provides individual and group counseling for substance abuse issues. Her group sessions are Tuesdays and
Thursday 1:30-2:30pm for Red Roads (a traditional 12-Step program) and Wednesdays 10-11:30am for Anger Management. Ms.
Viramontes also helps with drug testing and rehab placements. All substance abuse recovery services are provided free
The Anger Management classes through the Pit River Health Service clinic are recognized by the Shasta County Justice
Department. This means that any person court ordered to attend Anger Management classes may be able do so at Pit River
Health Service, Inc.
Transportation for appointments to the Behavioral Health Department is available to Native American clients who require
the service. We ask only that you schedule transportation appointments forty eight hours or two days in advance.
The clinic’s Family Service Worker, Angela Diaz provides assistance in obtaining alternate resources. She will help
fill out and submit many different types of paperwork. This includes but is not limited to Medi-Cal, Medicare, and
CMSP. Ms. Diaz also provides transportation to Social Service appointments and for a limited amount of other
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