Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

AB 1299 Contact: 800-491-9099

Per AB 1299, please contact the BHCS ACCESS Program for foster children/young adults placed in Alameda County who need Specialty Mental Health Services. Phone: 800-491-9099; Fax: 510-346-1083

Substance Use Treatment & Referral Helpline: 1-844-682-7215

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Mental Health and Substance Use Information

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Crisis Support

Support for Immediate Assistance

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Provider Directory

Services and Sites Listings

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Information & Advocacy

Information on Support Groups & References

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Performance Dashboards

Alameda County Children, Youth, and Adult Mental Health Plan Performance Dashboards

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Nationwide Hotline

Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255


Behavioral Health Care Services strives to reach out to our communities and make services available to each and every Alameda County resident in need. We offer links to many of those services here on this site. We are here to help!

After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. The goal of this website is to easily guide & help the public of Alameda County to find resources for Behavioral Health Care Services. The resources on this website can be used to find treatment for themselves or another loved one if necessary.

We hope you like the fresh new look to the website and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. We are continuing to update our site with useful information about our work, so please do check back with us for updates. We would also love to hear from you on how we could farther improve the site and information in it. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any feedback that you would like to share with us by emailing us at: BHCS Web Team

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) of 2004 spurred BHCS to work toward creating a more integrated, culturally competent, consumer and family-empowered system of care that emphasizes community-wide participation, prevention, wellness, recovery and resiliency. When we launched our planning process for MHSA, we reached out to stakeholders throughout the community to help shape the future of behavioral health services in Alameda County. This broad input was the first step in revising our mission and vision and establishing core values.

All of us at BHCS are proud of the system of care we have built together. We support more than 900 individual and organizational providers countywide. Over 85% of our services are delivered through contracted community based organizations and individuals.

Our mission is to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol or drug concerns.

Find out more about our Mission, our Vision, and our Values "HERE"


"Recovery is a lifelong process. There might be times you feel like you're hitting a brick wall. But keep pushing through. When you do push through to the other side, you'll come out stronger and better prepared."

-- Sandra Martorano Tentler


"The point of recover isn't to live without ups and downs -- it's learning how to live with the ups and downs."

-- Ali Foley Shenk


"Be Proud of every step you take towards stability, no matter how big or small!"

-- Jessica Ann Hardy


"It won't be easy, but it will get better."

-- Stacey Hogg