OVERVIEW

Ventura County Behavioral Health provides Youth and Family services throughout the county. Services include psychiatric assessment and treatment, case management, outpatient therapy, psychological testing, school-based services, home based services, and acute crisis and hospitalization. We work to give continuity of care in the least restrictive environment and prevent out of home placement.

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

Youth & Family Crisis Services

We provide Youth and Family crisis intervention for psychiatric emergencies. Crisis services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is accessed by hospitals, law enforcement agencies, schools and community organizations. Crisis services can be a simple phone session or an in-person evaluation with a counselor. We provide mental health services that help a person to remain in the least restrictive level of care possible. If necessary to ensure and individual’s safety from harm to self or others, a 72-hour involuntary psychiatric detention may be initiated by our team. Individuals and families are assisted to de-escalate crisis situations, and we link families with resources.