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:

  • 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/Virginia (MHAV) has 14 affiliates statewide working to developing services to prevent mental illness and assuring the proper care and treatment of mentally ill children and adults. Find a nearby MHAV affiliate.
  • 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides links to mental health service providers by zip code, by region, or statewide.
  • The VA COPES warmline is available to all Virginia residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects and circumstances such as isolation, fear, grief, and anxiety around COVID-19. VA COPES counselors are available via call or text, 7 days a week (Mon-Fri: 9am to 9pm, Sat & Sun: 5pm to 9pm). Spanish-speaking counselors and additional translation services are available! All of our counselors are also trained in taking TTY & other relay calls.
  • 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.

A Comprehensive Overview of Mental Health Disorders

Last Updated on October 12, 2021