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Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services is one of eight major divisions within the Salt Lake County Department of Human Services.

Services and Links

Prevention, health and wellness

Prevention Services are provided to County residents by private, non-profit, and public Salt Lake County agencies. These services are targeted at schools and neighborhoods aim to reduce, decrease, or eliminate the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Crisis intervention

University Neuropsychiatric Institute, UNI, in partnership with Salt Lake County and OptumHealth SLCo, is now providing comprehensive crisis response to Salt Lake County residents. 

In Crisis? Call 24/7 - 801-587-3000

TTY: 801-587-8511

Mental Health Treatment Services

 The Salt Lake County local mental health authority (LMHA) is responsible for providing community mental health and substance use disorder services.  The County does not offer any direct services, but works with their administrator, OptumHealth SLCO to contract with a network of over 400 local providers to offer services. 

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Treatment Services are provided to County residents by private, non-profit, and public Salt Lake County agencies.  Programs are designed to meet the specific treatment needs of adolescents, pregnant and parenting women, as well as the general population.

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Transitional housing, social support, employment, continued care.


Access to Recovery

Focuses on providing eligible recipients with a choice of provider and services to assist them in initiating and sustaining recovery


National Alliance on Mental Illness

Ensuring the dignity and improving the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy


Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness

Support for individuals and their families in all stages of recovery from alcohol and other drug problems

Other support links

LifeRing- self-empowering addiction recovery support group

SMART Recovery - an abstinence-based, worldwide network of people who are choosing to live in recovery from alcohol and other drugs

The Division administers substance abuse Prevention and Treatment services under the direction of the Local Authority (County Council) in Salt Lake County. These services constitute the largest program in Utah for alcohol and drug prevention and treatment.

While the Division does not treat clients itself, it has a group of subcontracted treatment providers. The subcontracted Treatment Providers exist throughout Salt Lake County and are responsible for the care and treatment of the client. Additionally, the Division subcontracts with the University of Utah's Assessment & Referral Services to perform assessments as well as to offer free Interim Groups for individuals who may have to await admission into treatment.

The Division also subcontracts with school districts and other Prevention Providers to deliver Universal, Selected, and Indicated Prevention Programs.

If you are seeking substance use disorder services for yourself or a loved one, please read this: Effective Addiction Treatment