About VCBH

About Behavioral Health

The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH) provides mental health and substance use treatment services. VCBH plays an important role as an integrated component of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. The Crisis and Referral Line (1-866-998-2243) is the entry point for access to all Ventura County Behavioral Health Services. Individuals needing health services or who are experiencing a mental health crisis should call this number. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide support for individuals and families who are in crisis; people considering suicide; or those struggling with mental illness, substance use, or both.

Ventura County Behavioral Health Organization Chart

Ventura County Behavioral Health Vision, Mission and Values

Ventura County Behavioral Health envisions a community where our diverse residents are respected and empowered so those impacted by mental health and substance use can heal, thrive, and lead a healthy, engaged life.

Ventura County Behavioral Health is committed to reducing stigma and discrimination. We promote wellness through a whole-person care approach where clients and families are empowered by appropriate, accessible, timely, culturally sensitive, and collaborative behavioral health services.

Respect, Equity, Integrity, Compassion, Collaboration, and Quality

Ventura County Behavioral Health 2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Ventura County Behavioral Health Strategic Plan At A Glance

How to Contact Us

Behavioral Health Administration

Crisis and Referral Line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Substance Use Treatment Services
Access Line

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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