If the crisis places anyone in immediate danger, call 911. If it is not a
crisis and if the person has private insurance coverage through a health plan, call the health plan to get a
referral to a covered mental health provider.
Acceso para Servicios y Crisis, Gratuitio y Disponible las 24 Horas del Dîa. (888) 868-1649
Si la crisis pone en peligro inmediato a cualquier persona, llame al 911. Si la crisis no implica peligro
inmediato y si la persona en crisis tiene cobertura de seguro mediante un plan de salud, llame al plan de salud
para que lo refieran a un proveedor de salud mental apropiado.
As result of our Department's commitment to excellence, many systemic improvements and change processes have continued through the leadership of Action Teams and the Change Agents throughout the Behavioral Wellness Department and stakeholders.
On January 10, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors dissolved the Mental Health Commission (MHC) and the Advisory Board on Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Problems, replacing it with a new Behavioral Wellness Commission (BWC).
The Department of Behavioral Wellness operates the Santa Barbara County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), a 16-bed facility that provides 24-hour inpatient care to individuals requiring psychiatric hospitalization.
The Santa Barbara County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Steering Committee is a collaborative group of stakeholders dedicated to guiding the development, implementation, and evaluation of MHSA programs and services.