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Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Services

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Crisis Hotline: 988 or Text
Mobile Crisis Response Team: 988 or 661-868-8200
Mental Health Access Line: (800) 991-5272
Substance Use Access Line: (866)-266-4898

Or visit any of the following locations in person:

Mary K. Shell

2151 College Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93305
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Department of Human Services – Room L90

100 East California Avenue,
Bakersfield, CA 93307
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Juvenile Justice Center

2100 College Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93305
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Kern County Superior Court – 4th Floor

1415 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 9330
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Mental Health

For crisis situations:

  • Call 911 if the situation is a life- threatening emergency.
  • Call the Crisis Hotline: 1-(800)-988-5272, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Visit the Psychiatric Evaluation Center/Crisis Stabilization Unit (PEC/CSU) located at the Mary K. Shell Mental Health Center.

For more information regarding specialty behavioral health services in Kern County, visit the Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services website here: