By Anna Gorman
October 11, 2016

The staff of Clinica Sierra Vista, which has health centers throughout a vast swath of central California, screened its mostly low-income patients last year for mental health needs and determined that nearly 30 percent suffered from depression, anxiety or alcoholism.

Christopher Reilly, Sierra Vista's chief of behavioral health services, said he was concerned about the high percentage of patients afflicted, but even more so about the clinic's ability to treat them.