VTMHI is now seeing patients through six participating free and charitable clinics across Virginia. Patients can contact the clinics directly to determine their eligibility and make appointments. Click here to access contact information for VTMHI-participating free and charitable clinics.
If you need immediate services, your primary care physician may be a resource for your medical needs or can help refer you to another resource. If you do not already have a primary care physician, contact your insurance company to determine which physicians in your area accept your insurance. If you are un- or under-insured, consider visiting the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics or Virginia Community Healthcare Association to find a nearby health center.
If you are looking for a behavioral or mental health provider, the following Virginia community resources exist to help individuals and families coping with the challenges of mental illness:
- Community Services Boards (CSBs) are local government agencies responsible for the delivery of community-based mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder services. Same-day appointments and other crisis supports are available. Find your local Virginia Community Services Board here.
- Mental Health America/Virginia (MHAV) has 14 affiliates across the state working to develop services to prevent mental illness and assure the proper care and treatment of mentally ill children and adults. Find a nearby MHAV affiliate here.
- NAMI Virginia and its community-based affiliates provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families in Virginia affected by mental illness. Click here to learn more about NAMI resources available near you.
- 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides links to mental health service providers by zip code, by region, or statewide.
If in crisis, NAMI Virginia has compiled a list of resources that can help you and your family navigate what you are going through.
- If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org.
- If you or someone you know is a danger to themselves or others, please call 911.
- Contact the emergency services number for your local community services board. At that page, you can search by city, county or zip code to find the community services board in your area. Once located, go to their webpage and locate their emergency/crisis number that is 24/7.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE
- Text “NAMI” to 741741 if you are having suicidal thoughts or urges. Click here to learn more.