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.


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. 

Mental Health Service Act

The draft MHSA Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Update 30-day public review ended, and a public hearing was   held on June 2, 2016 at the Behavioral Health Advisory Board for public comment.  The MHSA Fiscal Year 2016-17 Annual Update is scheduled to go before the Board of Supervisors July 19, 2016 for approval and   go on to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission by August 19, 2016.



Recovery Happens Day in the Park – September 17, 2016


Save the date for this free event honoring those on the journey of recovery! This year’s event will be held at Liberty Station with a resource fair and fun activities. Click here for general information and contact Nancy Page (619-563-2721) for details on reserving a booth or serving as a committee member.


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.