Services Overview

Behavioral Health Services Overview

Ventura County Behavioral Health offers services for people looking for help for mental health and substance use issues. We reach out to the general population, those already getting help, and those seeking help.

Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health. Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of their cultural background, level of education, age, or income. Mental health problems include depression, anxiety, and other serious mental disorders. Having a mental illness is not a matter of personal choice or weakness, but usually caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. It can be inherited, caused by emotional or physical stress, or a combination of these. Mental health problems are diagnosable, treatable conditions.

VCBH provides a continuum of care for substance use disorder treatment services, offering individuals with services to help with the process of recovery from substance use disorders.

Our services include help for adults, transitional age youth (ages 16-25), as well as youth and families. We offer the following services to all residents of Ventura County:

  • Mobile Crisis Response Team
  • Inpatient hospitalization
  • Adult Residential Services
  • Short term residential services (Crisis Residential Program)
  • Outpatient Treatment Services
  • Transitional Age Youth Programs
  • Substance Use Services
  • DUI Program

To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 1-866-998-2243.

If you think you or a family member needs substance use services, call our Access Line at 1-844-385-9200.

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