Behavioral Health Department
As an integrated component of the County Health Care system, to promote resiliency, recovery, and hope for our clients and their families by providing accessible, culturally competent, age-appropriate, cost-effective, outcome driven, client and family-focused services.
Through collaboration between the Behavioral Health Department, clients, family members, community-based and other public/private partners, we envision a future when all persons with mental health and substance abuse challenges are able to access effective treatment and supports so that mental illness and addictive disorders may be prevented, detected early and recovery achieved.
Vision: Individuals with mental health and alcohol and drug issues are healthy, living full and productive lives and participate successfully in all aspects of community life.
Mission: Through collaboration with consumers, family members, public agencies, private providers and communities, ensure access to the highest quality mental health and alcohol and drug prevention, early intervention and treatment services, as an integrated component of the Ventura County Health Care System.
Individuals needing mental health services or those experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 24/7 at 866-998-2243.