The Madera County Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Advisory Boards were consolidated into a single Behavioral Health Board in July 2011. The Madera County Behavioral Health Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to approximately 1:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held in the Shebulet Room at the Madera Community Hospital, 1250 E. Almond Ave, in Madera. All meetings are open to the public and residents who have an interest in public funded behavioral health programs/ treatment services in Madera County are encouraged to attend. Board members are appointed by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. Among other things, the Board participates in the planning process, advises the County Behavioral Health Services Director and the Board of Supervisors on aspects of the County Behavioral Health Programs and reviews community behavioral health needs, services, facilities and special programs.