Behavioral Health Services: mental health counseling is offered to both patients of the Health Center.  These sessions may also include loved ones to help support your progress in treatment.  Our behavioral health counselors work collaboratively with your on-site multidisciplinary team to provide you with quality integrative care to address your diverse spectrum of needs.

Crisis Services

If this is a life-threatening mental health emergency, consider the following options:

  • Go to your local Hospital Emergency Room
  • Call 911

 Mental Health Emergencies

  • Crisis/Intervention Services Fall River/New Bedford, MA
    • Mobile Van services available to go to your home
    • Telephone and Walk-in Services 24/7
    • Telephone: (508) 996-3154

 

  • Fall River Crisis Team: 1052 Pleasant Street (servicing Fall River and surrounding towns)
  • New Bedford Crisis Team: 543 North Street (servicing New Bedford and surrounding towns)

 

24-Hour Volunteer-Run Telephone & Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Telephone: (800) 273-8255

 

  • Mass Crisis Safety Line
  • Dial 988 to be connected with a volunteer licensed clinician in your area

 

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741
  • Persons of Color: Text “Steve” to 741741

 

  • Samaritans, New Bedford/Fall River, MA
  • Telephone: (508) 673-3777

 

  • Trans Lifeline/Translifeline.org
  • Telephone: (877) 565-8860

 

  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+ also servicing youth and young adults)
  • Telephone: (866) 488-7386 or Text “Start” to 678-678

 

  • National Veterans Crisis Line
  • Telephone: (800) 273-8255
  • Text: 838255

 

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

  • Women’s Center New Bedford, MA
  • Telephone: (508) 999-6636

 

  • Women’s Center Fall River, MA
  • Telephone: (508) 672-1222

 

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
  • Telephone: (800) 656-4673
  • 24-hour Chat: online.rainn.org