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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 5:00pm



Beware of Potentially Fatal Fentanyl Pills Disguised as REAL PILLS.

Download Informational Flyer HERE

Fake Pills May 21 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Information - Behavioral Health


Behavioral Health Department is dedicated to community wellness and health protection in Fresno County.  The Department is  working closely with Fresno County Department of Public Health experts to provide you with up to date information on a daily basis on Corona Virus (COVID-19).

Learn more about COVID-19, behavioral health resources and the Department’s services below….

DBH COVID-19 Warm Line 

Our department would like to introduce the DBH COVID-19 Warm Line.

The DBH COVID-19 Warm Line provides non-emergency emotional and coping support to community members. Warm line operators provide supportive listening, practical coping ideas, and information on how to get connected to behavioral health services.

DBH COVID-19 Warm Line:
● 559-600-WARM (9276)
● Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM


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Download the Spanish Warm Line Flyer

Warm Line Infographic Spanish April 2020 


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Warm Line Infographic Hmong April 2020




 O4MH Virtual Town Halls Flyer

Mindfulness Activities 







Stay Safe, Stay Clean, Stay Home Fresno County


Message from Dr. Vohra, Dr. Dhillon, and Dawan Utecht


Message from Board Supervisor Nathan Magsig


Meditation Sessions

Take a moment to listen to a meditation or two with Behavioral Health staff.








Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pregnancy During COVID-19 ENGLISH


Pregnancy During COVID-19 SPANISH



Substance Use Amid COVID-19



Consumo de Sustancias Durante el COVID-19

SUD COVID Spanish April 2020



SUD COVID Hmong April 2020



Apps for Stress Management 

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5 Ways Anxiety Can Be Productive 

Productive Anxiety 4.6.2020 


 COID-19: Info for Families of Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

COVID-19 Info for Families of Children with Special Needs


Informacion para las Familias de Ninos y Jovenes con Necesidades Especiales de Atencion Medica

Spanish COVID-19 Info for Families of Children with Special Needs


Estatus y Derechos de Immigracion en medio de COVID-19

Spanish Immigrant Rights amid COVID-19 


Immigration Status and Rights amid COVID-19

Immigrant Rights amid COVID-19 (2) 


Resources for Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment amid COVID-19 Pandemic 


Stress and Coping with COVID-19

Stress and Coping with COVID19 March 2020 


CoronaVirus Homeless Resources March 26 2020

5 Ways to Treat Yourself March 2020 


WHITE COPING WITH STRESS-Taking care of children  


4 Ways to Mitigate Stress March 2020  


Self Care Card English



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COVID 19 Calling All Calfiornians (Office of Gov)

5 Ways to Shift Your Mindset March 2020 

Combatting Feelings of Fear and Worry Amidst COVID-19


Managing Anxiety English March 2020

Managing Anxiety Spanish March 2020

10 Tips for Address Ruminating Thoughts March 2020 



Commuter Infographic (1)[2] 


Download Infographic on 5 Ways to View Coverage of the Corona Virus

5 Ways to view Coverage Infographic March 17 2020

Download Infographic on How to Talk to Your Kids about Hard Subjects

Talking to Kids Hard Things March 17 2020



For the latest information on COVID 19 in Fresno County please visit:

Tips for coping with Stress

Frequently Asked Questions




Dawan Utecht
Director of Behavioral Health/Public Guardian
1925 E. Dakota Ave, Fresno, CA 93726
Phone (559) 600-9180, Fax (559) 600-7905

Christina Young
Executive Assistant

Our Mission

DBH, in partnership with our diverse community, is dedicated to providing quality, culturally responsive, behavioral health services to promote wellness, recovery, and resiliency for individuals and families in our community.


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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


Suicide Prevention Plan Released

In October 2011, a group of community leaders came together to look differently at our community’s mental health system of care. Driven by the closure of the County’s 24-hour mental health crisis unit, the group recognized that our ability to transform our mental health system was much greater working together than on our own as individuals, hospitals, government agencies, universities or community-based organizations.

Community Conversations around Mental Health has been working together ever since. . What started as a short-term effort has turned into a sustained and committed group of individuals across nearly every sector of our community.

So, in late 2016, when our community experienced a cluster of teen suicides, Community Conversations stepped up to facilitate an effort to form a Suicide Prevention Collaborative, to harness the passion around making a change in the suicide rate and to create a community-wide Suicide Prevention Plan. The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health has served as the backbone organization to organize monthly meetings and has engaged three suicide prevention experts, DeQuincy Lezine, Ph.D., Noah Whitaker and Stan Collins to assist us in this endeavor.

This document is the culmination of over 18 months of dedicated effort by this group of individuals from across Fresno County who are devoted to preventing suicide in Fresno County. Now the real work begins— to implement the plan. As you read through the document, keep in mind that this plan will change over time, as we learn more, try different things and listen to those who can inform us.

We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions. We know that it will take each and every one of us if we are going to make a difference. Please join us!




Presumptive Transfer (AB1299)

We are committed to timely and effective delivery and payment of specialty mental health services to children and youth in foster care who are placed outside of their county of jurisdiction and into a different county of residency. 

For Presumptive Transfer referrals please ensure that all of the following information are included:

  • Identifying information about the child: name, date of birth, address
    (Include contact information for the caretaker, including name and phone number)

  • Name, location, and contact information of the referring placing agency

  • Name and contact information of who can sign release of information

  • Name and contact information of who can sign consents

  • Send the most recent consent for services (court order), and consent for medication (JV-220)

  • Send, or arrange to have sent, the most recent mental health records, including the most recent mental health assessment.  

Referrals can be sent to the following email box:

Presumptive Transfer Contact Information:
Aimie Rojas, LCSW
(559) 600-8918


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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