Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral Centers (OSARs)


How to Access Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Centers (OSARs) may be the first point of contact for those seeking substance abuse treatment services. Regardless of ability to pay, Texas residents who are seeking substance abuse services and information may qualify for services based on need. OSARs are now located at Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) in 11 Health and Human Service regions.

For immediate and confidential help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please call the OSAR/LMHA in your region. (Note: Counties served by each OSAR are listed below the contact information in the list of OSAR/LMHAs.)

You may also call or contact 211 Texas. Dial 2-1-1 or call 877-541-7905.


List of all LMHA/OSAR centers in Texas:


HHSC Regions

1. StarCare Specialty Health System

1950 Aspen Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79404
Crisis Phone: 806-740-1414 or
(800) 687-7581
Intake Phone: 806-740-1421
Website: http://www.starcarelubbock.org

Serving Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum Counties


2 Helen Farabee Centers

1000 Brook St.
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Crisis Phone: 800-621-8504
Main Phone: 940-397-3143
Substance Abuse: 940-397-3391
Website: http://www.helenfarabee.org/

Serving Archer, Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Cottle, Eastland, Fisher, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young Counties


3 MHMR of Tarrant County

3840 Hulen Tower North
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Crisis Phone: 800-866-2465
Substance Abuse Information, Screening and Referral Phone: 800-866-2465
Main Agency Phone: 817-569-4600
Website: http://www.mhmrtc.org/

Serving Cooke, Denton, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise Counties


3  ValueOptions - NorthSTAR Program

Access Line Phone: 1-888-800-6799
Crisis Phone: 1-866-260-8000
Website: www.valueoptions.com/northstar/services.htm

Serving Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties


4 Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare System

2323 West Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702-7747
Crisis Phone:  1-877-934-2131
Main Phone: 903-597-1351
Website: http://www.andrewscenter.com/

Serving Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood Counties


5 Burke

2001 S. Medford Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75901-5699
Crisis Phone: 800-445-8562 or 800-392-8343
Main Phone: 936-634-5753
Website: http://www.myburke.org/

Serving Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler Counties

6 The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

7011 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
Crisis Phone: 866-970-4770
Main Phone: 713-970-7000
Website: http://www.mhmraharris.org

Serving Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Walker Counties


6 Gulf Coast Center

123 Rosenberg, Ste. 6
Galveston, TX 77550
Crisis Phone: 866-729-3848
Main Phone: 409-944-4365
Toll Free: 844-704-1291
Website: http://www.gulfcoastcenter.org/

Serving Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton Counties

7 Bluebonnet Trails Community Services

1009 N. Georgetown St.
Round Rock, TX 78664
Crisis Phone: 800-841-1255
Main Phone: 1-844-309-6385
Website:  http://www.bbtrails.org/

Serving Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington and Williamson Counties


8 The Center for Health Care Services

3031 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78201
Crisis Phone: 800-316-9241 or  210-223-7233
Main Phone: 210-731-1300
Website: http://www.chcsbc.org/

Serving Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson and Zavala Counties


9 Permian Basin Community Centers for MHMR

401 E. Illinois, Ste. 403
Midland, TX 79701
Crisis Phone:  1-800-542-4005 or 877-475-7322
Main Phone: 432-570-3333
Website: http://www.pbmhmr.com/

Serving Andrews, Borden, Coke, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Loving, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Ward and Winkler Counties


10 Emergence Health Network

1600 Montana
El Paso, TX 79902
Crisis Phone: 915-779-1800
Main Phone: 915-887-3410
Website: http://emergencehealthnetwork.org/
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling and Referral Services: 
9565 Diana Dr.
El Paso, TX 79924
Appointments and Information: 915-747-3605
Fax: 915-757-2621

Serving Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties


11 Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

5510 N Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX 78577
Crisis Phone: 877-289-7199
Main Phone: 956-787-7111 ext. 250
Substance Abuse Information:
861 Old Alice Rd.
Brownsville TX. 78520
Website: http://www.ttbh.org/

Serving Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata Counties


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Last updated February 08, 2016