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Community Mental Health Agencies

Mental Health Services

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Children's Services, (619) 563-2750

24-hour Access and Crisis Line (888) 724-7240
TDD for the hearing impaired: (619) 641-6992.
Spanish speaking counselors are available. Interpretation in more than 140 languages.
Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)-- Call police or sheriff at 911
Southeast Mental Health Center:  (County Health and Human Services)
Emergency Screening Unit:( 619) 421-6900 | TTY Line (619) 591-4321
The Emergency Screening Unit provides emergency psychiatric evaluation, crisis stabilization, and brief outpatient counseling to children, adolescents (age 17 and under) and their families in crisis.
730 Medical Center | Chula Vista 91911

Emergency mental health services available for children and adolescents experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis. An emergency psychiatric condition is a condition in which the client due to a mental disorder is in imminent danger to self or others or is immediately unable to provide for or utilize food, shelter or clothing (as defined by Title 9, California code of regulations). This situation indicates an immediate need for psychiatric inpatient hospitalization or psychiatric health facility services.

Mental Health Systems Inc.
Information and Referral Line (888) 543-5800
A Reason to Survive (619) 297-2787

San Diego Youth Service
Counseling Cove (619) 525-9903. For runaway and homeless youth
Partners (619) 525-9903 ext. 203

Aurora Behavioral Health Care (858) 487-3200
Inpatient Behavioral Healthcare Programs
Partial Hospitalization Programs

Child, Youth and Family Services
Community Research Foundation (619) 275-0822
Community Research Foundation: School-based programs at more than 80 schools in the county. Helps youth learn and master effective approaches to problems such as depression, anger, anxiety, poor self-esteem and substance abuse. Referrals and service to children and adolescents under age 18. Those between 18 and 21 years old are also eligible as long as they are pursuing high school diploma. Funded primarily by county of san diego, health and human services agency, children's mental health services. each accepts medical insurance. for those without insurance, fees are based on a sliding scale. No one is denied services because of inability to pay.
  • Turning Point Crisis Center: (760) 439-2800
  • Jary Barreto Crisis Center (619) 232-4357
  • Halcyon Center (619) 575-4687
  • Isis Center (619) 575-4687
  • New Vistas (619) 239-4663
  • Vista Balboa Crisis Center (619) 233-4399
Cultural Access Resource Enhancement (CARE) (858) 836-1090
Crossroads Family Center (619) 441-1907
Crossroads Family Center (619) 441-1907
Nueva Vista Family Services (619) 585-7686
Douglas Young Youth and Family Services (858) 300-8282
Mobile Adolescent Services Team (619) 398-3261
Transitional Residential Rehabilitation
Casa Pacifica (760) 721-2171

Mental Health Resource Center

The Mental Health Resource CenterSan Diego Unified's Mental Health Resource Centerprovides mental-health treatment for students in order to reduce violence and substance abuse, reduce emotional symptoms, improve behavior, raise achievement, and increase attendance. MHRC provides assessment, case management, and treatment for students in all grade levels. This center is part of the Student Services Department.

Designed to fill service gaps in existing mental health services, provide prevention and intervention activities, and to reduce violence and drug use among high-risk youth. MHRC is a Medi-Cal facility through the county of San Diego and is partially funded through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant funded by the Departments of Education, Juvenile Justice and Children's Mental Health Services.

San Diego Network of Care for Mental Health

The Network of Care for Behavioral Health is a comprehensive resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. provides comprehensive resources for mental health issues. It provides resources in more than 15 languages.

Supportive Housing
Semi-Supervised Living Project (619) 233-7757