Behavioral Health Care

Looking for somewhere to turn for behavioral health care? It can be particularly hard to find if you’re uninsured.

The following Virginia community resources exist to help individuals and families coping with the challenges of mental illness:

  • Virginia 988
    988 is a three-digit calling code for mental health crisis in Virginia. By calling 988, you can get free, immediate help from a trained crisis worker 24/7 if you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support. You can also start a chat with a 988 here.
  • For children needing mental health services, the Virginia Mental Health Access Program provides mental health referral and care navigation services in some regions of the state. Visit the VMAP website for regional contact information.
  • 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides links to mental health service providers by zip code, by region, or statewide.
  • Community Services Boards (CSBs) are local government agencies responsible for the delivery of community-based mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services.  Emergency services and case management are required services, and are usually provided to individuals with serious mental illness. Find your local Virginia Community Services Board.
  • Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) has affiliates statewide working to advance policies that prevent mental illness and assure the proper care and treatment of Virginians with mental illness. The MHAV website shares resources and information, as well as the number for its peer-run warm line (1-866-400-MHAV). The warm line provides support in both English and Spanish and can be reached by call or text. Find your local MHAV affiliate here.
  • Psychology Today hosts a list of licensed behavioral health providers throughout Virginia with bios and contact information. You can sort by insurance network, type of therapy provided, location, language, age served, and more.

Last Updated on January 25, 2024