IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, please call 911.

If you have a family member or friend who is experiencing a mental health crisis and you believe your life or the life of someone else is in danger, call 911. 


For information regarding steps to take after you call 911, click here.


If the situation is not a matter of immediate physical danger, call Emergency Services: 757-385-0888. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for mental health emergencies.


For more information on Emergency Services and the Police Dept Crisis Intervention Team in Virginia Beach go to:

Mental Health Substance Abuse:: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach


"Each City in Virginia has a Community Services Board (CSB) or a Behavioral Health Authority (BHA). They are mandated to provide emergency series and other community-based services to individuals with mental health or substance abuse use disorders, intellectual disabilities or co-occurring disorders." (mhcommitee.org)


Emergency Services Numbers for other cities in our area:

  • Chesapeake: Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health Care. Emergency Services: 757-548-7000 or 757-547-9334
  • Norfolk: Norfolk Community Services Board                              Emergency Services: 757-664-7690
  • Portsmouth: Portsmouth Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services. Emergency Services/Crisis Hotline: 757-393-8990