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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

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  • + What is the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator?
  • The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a tool that can help you find treatment facilities with specific services. However, it cannot make recommendations for individual situations, endorse specific treatment facilities, or recommend specific types of treatment.

  • + Are there links to agencies and groups that provide help, support, and information related to behavioral health?
  • Yes, you may find such links in the left-hand column having the title "Behavioral Health Links".

  • + Where can I find telephone helplines and other locator sites?
  • You may find telephone helplines and other locator sites in the right-hand column.

  • + Where can I find instructions for using the Locator?
  • Instructions for using the Locator are available on the Help tab.

  • + Where can I find State substance abuse and mental health agency links and phone numbers?
  • State substance abuse and mental health agency links and phone numbers are available on the State Agencies tab.

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  • + Where can a person with no money and no insurance get treatment?
  • Use the Locator to find facilities near your home that offer payment assistance. (Click the Help tab for instructions). Then call facilities directly for more information.

    Call one of the helplines listed on the right to talk to a person about your situation.

    Use the State Agencies tab to find your state mental health or substance abuse agency. You can link directly to the agency's web site or get the agency phone number. Your state may have special programs to help people like you.

    Look at the web sites listed on the left to find an organization that helps people like you. For example, "Self-Help, Peer, and Consumer Groups" lists self and peer support groups that don't cost anything.

  • + I am counseling someone who is an alcoholic. He has severe back pain from a war injury and takes narcotic painkillers. Is there a treatment program that will accept him?
  • Use the Locator to find facilities that are likely to be able to meet your client's special needs. (Click the Help tab for instructions). For example, a hospital inpatient facility may be more experienced in treating an alcohol addiction accompanied by a need for pain medication. A VA facility may also be appropriate. Then call facilities directly for more information.

    Call one of the helplines listed on the right to talk to a person about your situation.

    Look at the web sites listed on the left. "Veterans, Active Military, and Military Families" lists several organizations serving veterans with different kinds of help, support, and information.

  • + I want to make a complaint about a facility.
  • SAMHSA does not regulate substance abuse or mental health treatment programs or facilities. All of the facilities listed in the Locator have been licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by the state substance abuse/mental health treatment authority. We suggest that you use the State Agencies tab to find your state mental health or substance abuse agency. You can link directly to the agency's web site or get the agency phone number.

  • + What questions should one ask when trying to identify the right substance abuse treatment program?
  • Identifying the right substance abuse treatment program can be difficult. To help, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has published a brochure called "Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask."

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  • + My facility is not listed. How do I get included in the Locator?
  • There are several steps for adding a facility to the Locator:

    1. Add the facility to SAMHSA’s Inventory of Behavioral Health Services (I-BHS) by carefully reading and following the instructions to submit the online application form. The I-BHS Project Office will add your facility to the I-BHS database and provide you with the name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address for the I-BHS representative for your state.
    2. You must receive approval to be listed in the Locator. The I-BHS Project Office will contact your state representative (for substance abuse treatment facilities) or SAMHSA/CBHSQ (for mental health treatment facilities) to ensure that the facility is an eligible treatment service provider. You may also contact your State Mental Health or Substance Abuse Agency.
    3. After approval, you will receive notification of a survey to collect information about the services offered at the facility. After the completion of the survey, your facility should appear in the Locator within a month.
    4. To ensure continued listing, respond to the annual National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) and/or the annual National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS). You will receive the survey(s) automatically at the end of every March once your facility has been added to the I-BHS database.
  • + The information shown for my facility is incorrect or has changed. How do I get it corrected?
    • Send an email the I-BHS Project Office, or
    • Call the I-BHS Project Office at 1-888-301-1143 (Mon-Fri 9-5 ET)
    • Include:
      • - Incorrect/outdated information
      • - Corrected/updated information
      • - Effective date of the change

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  • + How does SAMHSA maintain current, up-to-date information about the facilities that can be found using the Locator?
  • SAMHSA endeavors to keep the Locator current. All information in the Locator is updated annually from facility responses to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) and National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS). New facilities that have completed an abbreviated survey and met all the qualifications are added monthly. Updates to facility names, addresses, telephone numbers, and services are made weekly for facilities informing SAMHSA of changes.

  • + How do facilities request additions or changes to their information for including in the Locator?
  • Facilities may request additions or changes to their information by sending an e-mail to locator@smdi.com, by calling the I-BHS Project Office at 1-888-301-1143 (Mon-Fri 9-5 ET), or by electronic form submission using the Locator online application form (intended for additions of new facilities).