Behavioral Health is


What is Behavioral Health?

When we say, “Behavioral Health”, we mean the promotion of mental health, embracing resilience and wellbeing; the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders and those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities.

So with that understanding,  the Department of Behavioral Health(DBH) is a Fresno County government agency who is responsible for ensuring services are provided to the residents of Fresno County, to help those who may be facing mental health or substance use challenge get better, and overcome those challenges in Fresno County.

Specifically our department provides direct services to the community in the form of programs, treatment, education, prevention, and information, while it also funds a number of programs and services in Fresno County to assist those who may be uninsured or under-insured with accessing receiving care to recover and become well.  

Our Mission

The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health in partnership with our diverse community, is dedicated to providing quality, culturally responsive, behavioral health services to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency for individuals and families in our community.

Please select one of our navigational options below:



If you have a Behavioral Health emergency
please call 9-1-1

Central Valley Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Mobile Crisis Response
(559) 600-6000

For Access to Services or the Crisis Line,
1 800 654-3937

 CalHOPE Warm Line
1 833 317-HOPE(4673)