General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing

a mental health crisis or needs immediate assistance,
please call 911.



Feeling sad or anxious from time-to-time is a normal part of life. 
But sometimes those feelings increase and that's the time to ask for support.

And during times of high stress, such as the Caldor Fire, these feelings may be stronger than usual.

If you would like to speak with someone
about how you feel,
for emotional support,
or to find mental health help near you,
please contact a support network
that you feel will understand you the best.

​Telephone, Text and Online Support:

Disaster Distress Helpline


"The Disaster Distress Helpline provides counseling and support before, during, and after disasters and refers people to local disaster-related resources for follow-up care and support."
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Crisis Text Line


"Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need."

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio


Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss

Online Chat:
TTY: 1-800-273-8255
For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call the Lifeline at 800-799-4889.

Veterans Crisis Line

800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1

Veterans in crisis and their families and friends can be connected with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and pressing 1.

If you are a Veteran or service member with hearing loss, or any person concerned about someone who is, there are several ways to contact the Veterans Crisis Line:

Text with a Veterans Crisis Line responder – Send a text message to 838255

Online chat with a Veterans Crisis Line responder –


CalHOPE Connect

833-317-HOPE (4673)
"CalHOPE Connect offers safe, secure, and culturally sensitive emotional support for all Californians who may need support relating to COVID-19."
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​Teen Line

310-855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863

"Teen Line provides emotional support to youth. It is our mission to provide peer based education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, community outreach and online support."

​The Trevor Project

866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

"The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25."
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Trans Lifeline


The Trans Lifeline provides "direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community."
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800-COPLINE (800-267-5463)

“CopLine has earned the trust of the Law Enforcement community by providing peer listening through a hotline by maintaining complete confidentiality as well as anonymity if the caller chooses. We train competent, confident, committed, and compassionate retired officers to engage with callers on the daily stressors officers and their family members experience.”

Fire/EMS Helpline

888-731-FIRE (3473)

“Being an emergency medical provider brings many challenges. Remember, you are not alone. Talk to someone you love. Talk to a friend or colleague. Or talk to counselors trained and experienced in the firefighter and EMS culture by calling the national Fire/EMS Helpline.”

Know the Signs

"Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. This campaign is intended to educate Californians how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis and where to find professional help and resources."
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center

"The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention." 

"SPRC advances suicide prevention infrastructure and capacity building".
El Dorado County does not operate any of the support networks listed above.

Do you prefer to stay local?

Contact the County's 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line
at the number listed below based on your location in the County.

South Lake Tahoe Crisis Line

West Slope Crisis Line


To request on-going mental health services, please contact your health insurance company
at the number on the back of your health insurance card.

To Request an Assessment Appointment for Specialty Mental Health Services if you have Medi-Cal or have no insurance:

South Lake Tahoe
Mental Health Clinic

Phone 530-573-7970
or 1-800-929-1955

Clinic Location
Due to evacuations in the South Lake Tahoe area
as a result of the Caldor Fire,
please call 530-573-7970 or 1-800-929-1955
West Slope
Mental Health Clinic

Phone 530-621-6290
or 1-800-929-1955

Clinic Location
768 Pleasant Valley Rd., Suite 201
Diamond Springs, CA 95619