Access Center

1-800-854-7771 (option/extension ‘1’)

The ACCESS Center, as part of LACDMH’s Help Line, operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and client transport.

The Hotline enables disaster victims to receive, over the telephone, the following mental health services:

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Referral
  • Crisis Counseling

During County emergencies, ACCESS Center also functions as a disaster response line that provides crisis-related supports and services to impacted residents and communities.