Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.
For general information about programs and/or referral to services, please call The Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240.
The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Division provides mental health and substance use disorder services for citizens of San Diego County who meet eligibility requirements. Services are provided in two systems: Children, Youth and Family Services, and Adult/Older Adult Services. BHS promotes recovery and well-being through prevention, treatment, and intervention, as well as integrated services for clients experiencing both mental illness and substance use disorder issues. Services are offered through contracted providers and County-operated programs throughout the County.
BHS 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.
- Prevention Programs
- Treatment Services
- Provider website
Edgemoor provides 24 hour long-term skilled nursing care for individuals with complex medical needs who require specialized interventions from highly trained staff.
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 Awareness 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 May Is Mental Health Month is the NAMI Walks San Diego/HHSA Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Many other activities will take place during the month of May. Check out the May is Mental Health Awareness Month calendar, find something that interests you and help raise awareness and end the stigma of mental illness.
Mental Health Services Act
The Board of Supervisors approved the MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan: Fiscal Years 2017-18 through 2019-20 on October 10, 2017. It will be forwarded to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission by November 10, 2017.
The website also features the 2017 Cultural Competence Plan and Three-Year Strategic Plan.
Behavioral Health Services Provider DirectoryThe BHS Provider Directory provides information on all programs that provide mental health services and substance use disorder services. The listing includes type of service, program names, phone numbers, hours of operation, populations served and provider NPI numbers.
Hospital services are available for mental health emergencies and situations that require intensive supervision and the medical necessity of a hospital setting.
- Systemwide Information on Behavioral Health Programs
- CYF and AOA Systems of Care Reports
- Cultural Competence
- MHSA Information
- Quality Improvement Reports on Clients Served by BHS Programs
Are you in compliance with NVRA? Read the information below to learn more.
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requires that behavioral health provider agencies (including contracted providers) make voter registration opportunities available at the time clients enroll for services, at renewal of services, and when a change of address is reported. All provider staff are required to complete an annual training that outlines the legal requirements and State/County expectations under this Act. The NVRA training presented on this website through the four links below can fulfill the requirement. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact your Contracting Officer Representative (COR).
Review the four links below to easily understand NVRA compliance requirements.
- NVRA/SB35 Slideshow: (PPT) | (PDF)
- NVRA Agency Video: Open Captioned | Open Captioned-Audio Described
- NVRA Basics - Quick Reference Sheet
- Training Frequently Asked Questions
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