Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

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If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For Access to Services or the Crisis Line, call: 1-888-724-7240.

The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division provides a continuum of mental health and alcohol and other drug services for children, youth, families, adults, and older adults. 

BHS promotes recovery and well-being through prevention, treatment, and intervention, as well as integrated services for clients experiencing co-occurring mental illness and alcohol or other drug issues. 

The Behavioral Health Services Division provides services under two systems of care: Children, Youth & Family Services and Adult/Older Adult Services.

For clients requiring hospitalization, inpatient health services are available at the County's Edgemoor Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility, or at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital. 

The Division embraces Live Well San Diego, the County’s over-arching initiative to promote healthy, safe and thriving communities throughout the County of San Diego. 

Please scroll down for more information about Behavioral Health Services.

BHS Calendar

Stigma Reduction Campaign

The Mental Health Stigma Reduction campaign materials are now available at this website:

Fotonovela Campaign

Housing Matters Campaign

BHS Organizational Provider Listing

The Provider Resource Listing provides information on all County operated and contracted programs that provide mental health services and alcohol and drug services. The listing includes type of service, program names, administrative phone numbers, hours of operation, populations served.

To view the listing,
click on the link below:
Services Directory (PDF)
Use your smartphone to scan the QR code on the right and download the provider listing to go!

Behavioral Health Services Fee-For-Service Provider Listing

The Fee-For-Service Provider Listing has information on all San Diego County providers that provide Mental Health Services and Alcohol and Drug Services. The listing includes license type, primary region, Medi-Cal availability, provider name, phone number and address, languages spoken, and populations served.

To view the listing, click on the link below:
FFS Provider Directory

The service areas and services for this program are listed below. Click on any entry for more information.

Mental Health Services Act

Mental Health Services Eligibility

Technical Resource Library

Client and Family Concerns About Services

National Voter Registraton Act of 1993

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that Behavioral Health Agencies make voter registration opportunities available to disabled populations at the time that clients are enrolled for services.  The NVRA training, presented on this website, is required to be taken by provider staff once each year, and outlines legal requirements and County expectations under this Act.  If you have questions about this requirement, please contact your Contracting Officer Representative (COR), formerly referred to as COTR.     


For administrative information or to provide feedback about this page, send us an email or phone 619-563-2700.