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 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 Mission

To promote hope, resiliency and recovery for our clients and their families by providing the highest quality prevention, intervention, treatment, and support to persons with mental health and substance abuse issues.

How to Contact Us

 Behavioral Health Administration


Crisis and Referral Line


24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Substance Use Treatment Services


24 hours a day, 7 days a week