Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat

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Suicide Prevention Hotline


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Central Valley Suicide Prevention Hotline Webpage


A variety of mental health and substance abuse programs are available to consumers in Merced County. We are able to provide a selection of services to children, youth, adults, and their families.

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by appointment, walk-in, or by contacting emergency services.

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Both inpatient and outpatient sites have staff that speak Spanish and several Southeast Asian languages. We also provide interpreter services in other languages and sign through third party providers. All interpreter services are available at no cost to consumers.

For TTY/TDY:  1-866-293-1818


Life can be exciting and challenging! For those times when you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, or worried - you're not alone - CalHOPE is here to help.

Connect with CalHOPE by phone: (833) 317-HOPE (4673)
Monday – Friday (7am – 11pm)

 CalHOPE Website 

Medi-Nurse Line


California has launched an advice line that can connect you with a nurse, day or night, to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area.

These medical professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Who is the line for?

  • If you don’t have health care coverage.
  • If you have Medi-Cal, but don’t have a regular doctor

The Medi-Nurse line can help with many questions:

  • Helping you understand whether your symptoms might be COVID-19 related, and whether you need to self-isolate and employ home self-care techniques, or whether your individual symptoms mean you should see a health care provider to get COVID-19 testing and/or treatment.
  • Providing you with information in your area, such as contact information for county offices or other county-level resources near you, particularly if you need to see a doctor for testing/treatment, or want to apply for health insurance.

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