Behavioral Health

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Dawan Utecht
Director of Behavioral Health/Public Guardian
3133 N. Millbrook Ave. Fresno, CA 93703
Phone (559) 600-6899, Fax (559) 600-7711

Christina Young
Executive Assistant


About the Department of Behavioral Health

The Department of Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance abuse services to adults within the County of Fresno. The programs within our department focus on delivering the highest quality of service. There are over 300 professionals and staff dedicated to providing services in both metropolitan and rural areas. The diversity of our staff has helped us create a department that is sensitive to cultural differences and attempts to bridge the language barriers with our clients.


Our Mission

›DBH is dedicated to supporting the wellness of individuals, families and communities in Fresno County who are affected by, or are at risk of, mental illness and/or substance use disorders through cultivation of strengths of the persons we serve toward promoting recovery in the least restrictive environment.

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If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

For Access to Services or the Crisis Line, call 1-800-654-3937


For All Ages

Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline

Dept. of Behavioral Health Access Line

  • (800) 654-3937
  • 24/7 information connecting to Mental Health Services

Fresno National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • (559) 224-2469
  • 7545 N. Del Mar Avenue, Suite 105, Fresno
  • Website: Click Here

Medical / GR Eligibility

  • (877) 600-1377 (Automated)
  • (855) 832-8082 (Live Person)
  • Website: Click Here

Substance Use Disorder Assessment Center

  • (559) 600-3800
  • 2212 N. Winery, STE. #122, Fresno
  • Website: Click Here

Fresno County Resources and Information

For Children & Adolescents

Children's Mental Health

  • (559) 600-8918
  • 3133 N. Millbrook Avenue, Fresno

One Call For Kids

  • (559) 229-2000 
  • 4440 N. 1st St, Fresno 
  • Website: Click Here

Exodus Recovery Youth Crisis Center

  • (559) 512-8700
  • 4411 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno
  • 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Services
  • Website: Click Here

For Adults

Urgent Care Wellness Center

  • (559) 600-9171
  • 4441 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno

Blue Sky Wellness Center

  • (559) 230-2501
  • 1617 E. Saginaw Way, #108, Fresno
  • Website: Click Here

Exodus Recovery Crisis Center

  • (559) 453-1008
  • 4411 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Fresno
  • 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Services
  • Website: Click Here


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