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Community Behavioral Health Resources

Resources for Adults

If you are having a mental health emergency – especially if you are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm – please call 911 immediately, or dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Please contact Bexar County Department of Behavioral Health to address further concerns or needs. For additional local support, visit

Crisis Services

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 free, confidential support.
  • The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS):
    • 24-hour Crisis and Substance Use Helpline: 1-800-316-9241 or 210-223-SAFE (7233)
    • Crisis Care Center: 601 N. Frio, San Antonio; 24/7 walk-in services.
    • Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT): 210-223-7233; Face-to-face assessments where you are.
    • Crisis Counseling Program: 210-540-7401; (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.); Free for all Bexar County residents; in person or virtual appointments. Provides emotional support and help finding other resources.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
    • National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: (Toll-free English/Español) 1-800-985-5990
  • Battered Women & Children’s Shelter Crisis Line: 210-733-8810

Outpatient Services

Reach out to your primary care provider if you have one.

  • Bexar County Department of Behavioral Health: 210-335-0764; Resource Guide:
  • The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS): Call intake 210-261-1250, (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) to begin the registration process.
  • San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Awareness (SACADA): 210-225-4741;

Inpatient Services

If you need immediate evaluation, you can go to one of the following hospitals:

Support Groups, Education, Referral Services

  • NAMI-SAN ANTONIO (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 210-734-3349;

Read the full list
Read our full list of community behavioral health resources for adults, teens and children.