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.

Substance Use Disorder Services

  • Prevention Programs
  • Treatment 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 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.

MHSA Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Update (10-25-2018)

MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan: FYs 2017-18 through 2019-20 (10/10/2017)

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


Network of Care - Service Directory Website

The website also features the 2017 Cultural Competence Plan and Three-Year Strategic Plan.




Behavioral Health Services Provider Directory

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.






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.




Technical Resource Library

  • 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

NVRA of 1993

Are you in compliance with NVRA? Read the information below to learn more.

National Voter Registration Act of 1993

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 requires that behavioral health provider agencies make voter registration opportunities available to under-represented populations at the time that clients are enrolling for services. Additionally, provider staff are required to take training once each year. The NVRA training presented on this website can fulfill this requirement and outlines legal requirements and State/County expectations under this Act. The training materials listed below are also available directly from the California Secretary of State Website by clicking here. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact your Contracting Officer Representative (COR).

Required Training

Review the four links below to easily understand NVRA compliance requirements.

  1.         NVRA/SB35 Slideshow: (PPT) | (PDF)
  2.         NVRA Agency Video: Open Captioned Open Captioned-Audio Described
  3.          NVRA Basics - Quick Reference Sheet
  4.          Training Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources


Register to Vote Online in Various Languages

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