VCBH provides crisis intervention services for psychiatric emergencies for all residents of Ventura County. Crisis Services are available 24/7 by way of a toll-free hotline (866-998-2243). This service is also frequently accessed by hospitals, law enforcement agencies, schools and other community based organizations. Should an enrolled consumer present with a crisis during the clinic’s hours of operation, interventions can be provided by clinic-based staff.
Crisis services can range from a simple phone counseling session to a face-to-face evaluation. If necessary to ensure consumer safety from harm to self or others, a 72 hour involuntary detention (5150) to a psychiatric hospital can be initiated by qualified staff.
To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 24/7 1-866-998-2243.