Promoting Health and Wellness Throughout the Life Span
What We Do
At Community Wellness Clinic, our treatment is based on a holistic approach. We understand that those experiencing mental illness benefit from the support of not only our team at Community Wellness Clinic, but also from those they consider family, a supportive community, primary care physicians, use of non-traditional, culturally accepted healing practices, and also support from their peers. Our services are provided in a safe environment and are offered from a culturally sensitive lens. Services include comprehensive assessments, individual and group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, co-occurring groups and treatment, rehabilitation activities, medication management, peer support, supportive employment services, skill development, and education about mental illness.
Community Wellness Clinic is made up of a diverse interdisciplinary team of mental health providers who come from varying cultural and professional backgrounds. We believe that this diversity serves to help us better partner with you in your recovery journey
Who We Serve
UPAC’s Community Wellness Clinic provides intensive outpatient behavioral health services to adults and older adults of all ethnicities ages 18 and older that experience mental illness. Our treatment services help individuals manage symptoms of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and other major mood or thought disorders. Program services are available to adults:
- Ages 18 and older including 65+
- Living in one of the following zip codes: 92103 | 92105 | 92115
- With Medi-Cal, Medi-Medi and for those who are uninsured. For those with private insurance or uninsured, a sliding-scale fee is determined according to the individual’s ability to pay. We help uninsured individuals apply for Medi-Cal
To learn more about our referral process, call us at (619) 255-7550.
Alex was suffering from severe depression and anxiety, coupled with substance use struggles, when he joined our Community Wellness Clinic. Along with providing mental health services, we collaborated with substance use treatment programs to ensure that he was consistently receiving the support he needed. After Alex graduated from his substance use treatment program, CWC intensified our services to provide support with structure and activities of daily living. With our services, he was able to secure gainful employment and was able to successfully transition this individual to his primary care provider for ongoing treatment. This individual is now able to provide for his own needs, work full time and continue to monitor his own treatment.
* Names have been altered to protect client privacy.
Funded by the County of San Diego
Mary Ann Fornes, LMFT
Mary Ann Fornes is the Program Manager for CWC at UPAC. In this role, Mary Ann manages the team providing mental health services and support services to adult and older adult clients. A big believer in comprehensive care, Mary Ann supports the integration of health and social services that is individual, family and client focused.
Mary Ann is no stranger to the Behavioral Health industry, having spent years as a Behavioral Health manager at a Federally Qualified Health center (FQHC) and a board member with San Diego CAMFT. Passionate about mental health and advancing TeleHealth and its possibilities, Mary Ann spends time at lectures and seminars on the subject.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Mary Ann is fluent in Tagalog and holds presentations on cultural sensitivity and awareness on the Filipino culture to other mental health clinicians.
UPAC Community Wellness Clinic
5348 University Avenue, Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92105
Tel: (619) 255-7550
Fax: (619) 255-7538