A Message from the Director

Welcome to the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) website.

DBH provides mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illnesses or substance abuse issues and are uninsured or on Medi-Cal, and individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

DBH serves all age groups, with a primary emphasis placed on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH services are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

DBH also provides an array of prevention and early intervention services for both mental health and substance abuse.

We hope this website is helpful to you and makes the process of finding and accessing county behavioral health services and resources easier.

Thank you for visiting and thank you for supporting wellness, recovery and resilience in San Bernardino County.

Stay Well,
Veronica Kelley, DSW
Director


About

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) provides mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illnesses or substance abuse issues and are uninsured or on Medi-Cal, and individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

DBH serves all age groups, with a primary emphasis placed on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH services are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

DBH also provides an array of prevention and early intervention services for both mental health and substance abuse.

View the organizational chart. The most up-to-date organizational chart is coming soon.


Vision, Mission, Values

Our Vision

We envision a county where all persons have the opportunity to enjoy optimum wellness, whether they have experienced mental illness or substance use disorders.

Our Mission

San Bernardino County Behavioral Health Programs strive to be recognized as a progressive system of seamless, accessible and effective services that promote prevention, intervention, recovery and resiliency for individuals, families and communities.

Our Values

We embrace the following values:

  • Clients and families as central to the purpose of our Vision and Mission.
  • Sensitivity to and respect for all clients, families, communities, cultures and languages.
  • Effective services in the least intrusive and/or restrictive environment.
  • Positive and supportive settings with state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Open and honest dialogue among all stakeholders.
  • Partnerships and collaborations that share leadership, decision-making, ownership and accountability.
  • Each other as our most valuable asset, and collectively the empowerment that this provides.
  • A well-trained and competent workforce.
  • Empowering and supporting staff in their personal and professional development.
  • Responsible use of our resources to ensure financial sustainability.

Contact

To speak to someone about behavioral health services, call (888) 743-1478. Available 24 hours a day.

To speak to someone in our administrative offices, call (909) 388-0900 or email DBH-PublicRelations@dbh.sbcounty.gov. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also visit our Administrative Offices page for a list of program names and direct phone numbers.