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 mental health and alcohol or 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 both mental illness and alcohol or other drug issues. Services are offered through contracted providers and County-operated facilities. 

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.

Management Information Systems


Edgemoor Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility

Edgemoor provides 24 hour long-term skilled nursing care for individuals with complex medical needs who require specialized interventions from highly trained staff.

Fee-For-Service Provider Listing - English

Fee-For Service Provider Listing - Spanish

Gives information on all San Diego County providers of Alcohol or other Drug Services and Mental Health Services. The listing includes license type, primary region, Medi-Cal availability, provider name, phone number and address, languages spoken, and populations served. 

May is Mental Health Month

Across the nation, May is known as Mental Health Month. Many local and nationwide jurisdictions publish proclamations and host events in recognition of the importance of mental health to support overall health and well-being.

Again this year, the County of San Diego, together with our many mental health providers, will celebrate May is Mental Health Month.  Many activities will be held to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and bring hope and healing to the community.

Kicking off the month is the NAMI Walks San Diego and HHSA Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Click here to join the BHS Walk Team, or visit for more Walk information.

Other activities include: Mental Health First Aid for First Responders, A-Visions, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, SDCC Gala, High 5 at Petco Park, Directing Change Screening, Wellness CelebrationThe Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, Faith Breakfast, Walk for Recovery, Behavioral Health Resource Fair, Transparent People book launch, Behavioral Health Recognition Dinner and Healthy Minds Luncheon.

Click here for the current May Is Mental Health Month calendar.

Mental Health Services Act

“The Board of Supervisors approved the MHSA Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Update on July 19, 2016. Now it will move forward to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission by August 19, 2016.”

MHSA Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Update (7/19/2016)

Organizational Provider Listing Rev. 8-7-15

The Provider Resource Listing provides information on all County operated and contracted programs that provide Mental Health Services and Alcohol or Other Drug Services. The listing includes type of service, program names, administrative phone numbers, hours of operation, and populations served.

Use your smartphone to scan the QR code on the right
and download the provider listing to go!


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Pathways to Well Being

Pathways to Well-Being is a collaborative effort between Behavioral Health Services and Child Welfare Services to address the mental health needs of children/youth and families in the child welfare system. 

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San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital

Hospital services are available for mental health emergencies and situations that require intensive supervision and the medical necessity of a hospital setting.





Voter Registration Act of 1993

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires that Behavioral Health provider 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).

Concerns About Client Services

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