EMERGENCY: Call or text 988

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Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Mental Health Services

If you or someone you are in touch with is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis right now, please contact the crisis line 24/7 at 988. Click for more information about the suicide and crisis hotline.



For non-emergency help accessing and navigating mental health services for yourself, a family member or a significant other:

If you are a Philadelphian that is uninsured or underinsured call 215-685-5400. If you are Medicaid eligible call 888-545-2600. Services are available regardless of your ability to pay.

Sensitive and trained staff are available to assist with general information and referral resources for services such as:

  • Case management
  • Housing supports
  • Homelessness outreach
  • Mental health court
  • Criminal justice supports
  • Family supports
  • Other mental health-related supports

For more information, visit our list of General Contact numbers including emergency contacts.