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Emergency and Crisis Mental Health Services in DFW (2017)



Crisis Assessment and Intervention:


Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Desoto                             

(972) 982-0897

Green Oaks Hospital Dallas                                                            

(972) 991-9504

Hickory Trails Hospital Desoto                                                       

(972) 298-7323

Millwood Hospital Arlington                                                            

(817) 261-3121

Timberlawn Behavioral Health System Dallas                              

(214) 381-7181

Sundance Behavioral Health Arlington                                          


Sundance Behavioral Health Garland                                            

(469) 440-5566

Mesa Springs Fort Worth                                                               

(817) 292-4600

University Behavioral Health Denton                                            

(940) 320-8100

Texas Health Resources (SEAY Center Plano, Springwood Bedford & THR Arlington)

(682) 236-6023


The psychiatric facilities listed above offer assessments and if needed provide 24-hour inpatient care for children and adolescents whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment. Ages treated vary per facility.


Local hospitals also assess patients in their emergency room for medical issues and are able to provide mental health evaluations if deemed necessary.

The Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center at Parkland helps those who have experienced abuse and violence including sexual assault, family violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking or other types of violent crime. VIP Crisis Hotline:                                

(214) 590-0430                                                                                                        


Denton County MHMR provides a crisis hotline service accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Hotline staff provides information, support, intake appointments, intervention, and referrals to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.                                                              

(800) 762-0157


Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams:


ADAPT Mobile Crisis Team                                                            

(866) 260-8000

LifePath Systems Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (Collin Co.)     

(877) 422-5939

Denton County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team                             

(800) 762-0157

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOTs) provide face-to-face clinical assessments to individuals in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The purpose of the clinical assessment is to determine an individual’s risk of harm to him/herself or to others, and to determine the least restrictive treatment setting in which an individual can safely receive mental health services.


Crisis Hot Lines:


ADAPT Mental Health Crisis Line                                                  

(866) 260-8000

LifePath Systems Crisis Hotline (Collin Co.)                                

(877) 422-5939

Denton County MHMR Crisis Hotline                                            

(800) 762-0157

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                                             

(800) 273-TALK

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)                                                                  

(866) 488-7386

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas:                                   

(214) 828-1000


Crisis Outpatient Services:

Services which include medication management, counseling services, chemical dependency counseling, case management and referrals to outside organizations.


Metrocare Services: Metrocare at Hillside Campus provides an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities that reside in Dallas County.

1353 N. Westmoreland, Dallas, TX (75211)

Westside Child & Adolescent center                                                 

(214) 331-0107

Early Childhood Mental Health                                                          

(214) 333-7015


Southern Area Behavioral Healthcare: An urgent care clinic providing emergency psychiatric services to individuals residing in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties. No appointment necessary

4333 Gannon Lane, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75237

Hours: M-F 4pm to 10pm and Sundays 2pm to 7pm

No appointment necessary               

(972) 283-9090


LifePath Systems Plano Outpatient Clinic:   Comprehensive mental health and mental retardation services and programs to citizens of the Collin County.  No appointment necessary.

7308 Alma Drive Plano, TX 75025

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 5pm to 9pm (last individual seen at 8pm)

Saturdays 12pm to 5pm (last individual seen at 4pm)


Family Education and Outpatient Treatment:


Momentous Institute:                                  

Utilizes a strengths-based approach, tailored to the individual needs of each child and his or her family. With the help of Momentous Institute, families work together to identify and address concerns, establish long-term solutions, and strengthen their bond and commitment.                    

(214) 916-4000


Halliburton Foundation: Programs aimed at teaching people how to recognize the signs of distress or suicidal crisis in a young person and how to lead them to help.                  

(972) 744-9790.


NAMI: A mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.                                                                               

(800) 950-NAMI (6264)


Child and Family Guidance: Mental health services for children and adults, including assessment, counseling, case management, and medication management.  Multiple locations in Dallas may be contacted utilizing:                                                                                              

(214) 351-3490 


Family Tree: counseling at no cost to eligible Denton and Dallas County Residents

(888) 837-0666


Centro de Mi Salud: A behavioral health agency that provides services for children, adolescents and adults, in a culturally and linguistically competent manner. Assessment and counseling services available.

(214) 941-0798


Suicide Prevention Treatment:


SPARC: Suicide Prevention and Resilience at Children’s Health is an intensive outpatient multidisciplinary, program for youth at risk for suicidal behaviors who are stable and safe and can receive care while attending school and remaining in their home.  The program focuses on skill building and safety planning and provides clinical care, training and research opportunities to reduce teen suicide. (214) 456-3600.