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Community Behavioral Health Resources

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 9-8-8.

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: 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): 24-hour confidential treatment referral and information on substance use and mental health needs.
    • 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
  • Outreach, Screening, Assessment & Referral (OSAR): OSAR programs are available to all individuals interested in information about substance use services. OSAR programs can be the starting point for individuals who want help accessing substance use services but are unsure where to begin.
    • Crisis Phone: 800-316-9241 or 210-223-7233
    • Contact OSAR: Email or call 210-261-3076 Monday - Friday , 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Texas Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson, and Zavala
  • San Antonio Community Resource Directory (SACRD): SACRD is a directory for those seeking mental health and/or substance use treatment and/or resources.
    • Visit the online directory at to find human services including nonprofit organizations, congregations, government agencies, and compassionate groups in and around San Antonio.
  • QUITXT: A free bilingual texting service that turns your smartphone into a personal coach to help you quit smoking/vaping developed by UT Health San Antonio.

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

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

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

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness San Antonio: 210-734-3349
  • Alcoholics Anonymous San Antonio: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
    • 24 Hour Hotline: 210-828-6235
    • 24 Hour Hotline-Spanish: 210-409-8524
  • Narcotics Anonymous: NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. This is a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs.
    • Esparanza Area: 210-434-0665 and 1-800-221-9091.
  • Al-Anon Family Groups: A mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking such as a family member or friend.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI San Antonio is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by mental illness.
    • For warmline resources or general information, please call 210-734-3349.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA): A Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program for people who grew up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma were experienced. ACA provides a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
  • Be Well Texas: A UT Health San Antonio program that is for all people in Texas seeking help with substance use and/or mental illness. BeWell Texas provides convenient access to high-quality, evidence-based treatment and recovery support services to people with or without insurance or the ability to pay.
    • To find out if Be Well Texas is right for you, please call 888-85-BeWell (2-3935)
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