Behavioral Health Resources
The New Orleans Health Department does not provide direct behavioral health services, such as mental health counseling or substance abuse treatment. Instead, the Health Department plays a central role in bringing together direct service providers. We work to build bridges between clinics and hospitals so that individuals who need direct services are able to access them.
Behavioral Health Crisis Resources
If you or someone you know is in a behavioral health crisis, call the Metropolitan Crisis Response Team at (504) 826-2675.
This team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard Parishes.
Someone may be having a behavioral health crisis when they are:
in danger of hurting themselves or others
in need of emergency housing
having an alcohol or drug crisis
a person with mental illness feeling overwhelmed or unstable
For individuals in crisis in Jefferson Parish, call (504) 832-5123.
Below are two guides to help people find behavioral health service providers in the Greater New Orleans area. Behavioral health providers can help with mental health and substance abuse problems.
A Guide to Behavioral Health Resources in the Greater New Orleans Area
This guide has information about behavioral health service providers and how to enroll in certain medical benefits. Download the guide.
A Guide to Behavioral Health Resources for Children and Youth
The Health Department has also created a guide to behavioral health resources available to children and youth in the area. Download the guide.
To update or add your information to a resource guide, call the Health Department at (504) 658-2500
Behavioral Health Direct Services
Metropolitan Human Services District and Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority provide and coordinate a range of services related to mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability for people in the Greater New Orleans area. On their websites, you can find location and contact information for each agency's clinics.
Metropolitan Human Services District
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority