Behavioral Health Services

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Servics is dedicated to supporting people's mental health during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic.

Suboxone Now Available at CARE Campus

The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services is beginning medication assisted treatment (MAT) for detox and through induction at the CARE Campus, formerly known as MATS. The ongoing treatment of opioid addiction at the campus will now include Suboxone with referral to community based providers for continued maintenance.

New Digital Tool to Help Map the Opioid Epidemic

The community within Bernalillo County has joined efforts to clean the community’s streets of needles and syringes, to make Bernalillo County a safe place to work and play. Since the advent of these efforts, over 13,000 needles have been reported and picked-up by various organizations including volunteers, city, and county workers.

Preventing Opioid Overdose Deaths

Narcan is available at no-cost through the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services. Visit our MATS campus facility, located at 5901 Zuni Rd SE Albuquerque, NM 87108.

Bernalillo County Earns National Achievement Award

The Department of Behavioral Health Services has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

Honored as a Stepping Up Innovator County

Bernalillo County has been recognized by the National Association of Counties as an innovator in the ‘Stepping Up Initiative’ designed to reduce the number of people incarcerated who have mental illness.

Fighting for Families Newly Unhoused as a Result of COVID-19

Bernalillo County and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Title I McKinney-Vento Program are collaboratively working with the community to support families in need and provide transitional housing in the form of a motel voucher. The vouchers are available to families who have recently become unhoused due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The collaboration will ensure that families have a safe place to stay while they work with APS established social workers to establish housing stability.

Crisis Stabilization Unit Ribbon Cutting

Bernalillo County’s Behavioral Health Initiative and UNM Hospitals announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the long-awaited Crisis Triage Center and the renaming of the Department of Behavioral Health Services Campus.

Mission Statement

To improve behavioral health outcomes in Bernalillo County through innovative, cohesive and measurable programs, treatment services and supports aimed at preventing the incidence of crisis and substance use disorder. The three divisions of the Department of Behavioral Health Services are Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, and Driving While Intoxicated.

Behavioral Health Initiative

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Campus Services

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Driving While Intoxicated

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