Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24×7 concierge line that assists individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. To use Care Solace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The system also filters by age, gender, zip code and special requests.
EGUSD’s partnership with Care Solace provides access to services for our students, staff, and families at no cost. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. Care Solace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All of the information that is entered on their platform is completely confidential and stored securely.
To access Care Solace, click on the logo above or visit https://caresolace.com/site/egusdfamilies.
Phone: (888) 515-0595
Care Solace provides care connections for mental health concerns related to:
- bipolar disorder
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- trauma & stress
- disruptive, impulse control
- eating disorders
- neurodevelopmental disorders
Under the direction of the Director of Student Support and Health Services, the district’s school psychologists serve the needs of students, their families. teachers, and administrators in a variety of ways. These may include:
- Conducting psycho-educational assessments of referred students for Special Education eligibility and services.
- Providing consultative services to facilitate student learning and development.
- Providing short-term counseling services to special education students, as IEP teams designate, or general education students, by agreement of the psychologist, administrator, and the parent.
- Assisting student’s and their families in accessing services from outside agencies and community service providers.
Armondo Fernandez – M.S., L.E.P., Lead Psychologist
Phone: (916) 686-7568
Fax: (916) 686-7596
What are Educationally Related Mental Health Services (EHRMS)?
Educationally Related Mental Health Services (EHRMS) are provided after assessments have determined that ERMHS are needed to support academic progress pursuant to an IEP. The purpose of ERMHS is to support adjustments related to education and academic functioning when educationally related mental health services have been deemed necessary for a student to benefit from his or her education. When ERMHS are added to a student’s IEP, the student may receive counseling and guidance or individual counseling, or both, depending upon team determination and based on need. These supports can at times help with increased academic performance and engagement in academic activities, improved attendance, and fewer disruptions of the learning environment.
Counseling and Guidance: Provided by EGUSD staff pursuant to an IEP. May include educational and personal counseling in a one-to-one and/or group setting.
Individual Counseling: Provided by EGUSD staff pursuant to an IEP. Therapeutic interventions will be provided to promote academic functioning.
Learn more about EHRMS