The Guide is a listing of mental health resources in Harris County that are low-cost and/or affordable.  It features resources for Adults, Children/Adolescents and Older Adults/Elderly and is widely used and distributed by schools, hospitals, mental health professionals, and call centers. The Guide is free to the public.

Below is a Quick Reference To Low-Cost Mental Health Resources in Greater Houston and Harris County.  For a more comprehensive list of resources please access The Guide or contact the United Way of Greater Houston by dialing 2-1-1 for information and referral services.


Peer Support: Free

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance(multiple locations)

Counseling: sliding fee scale for services

  • Houston Galveston Institute (By appointment or Walk-In Clinic on Saturdays with no appointment)
    2990 Richmond Ave., Ste. 530
  • Family Services of Greater Houston(multiple locations)
    713.861.4849 – call for appointment

Comprehensive Mental Health Care:  will require an eligibility process, fee is income based

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or other low-cost clinics
    Gateway to Care Navigators: dial 713-783-4146 to find the closest FQHC
  • Harris Health Behavioral Health Program (multiple locations)
    Eligibility: 713-566-6509
    Appointments: 713-526-4243
  • Legacy Community Health Services (multiple locations)
  • The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD(multiple locations)
    Eligibility: 713.970.4444


In the event of a psychiatric emergency:

Dial 911 and request a Crisis Intervention Team or CIT Officer
Go to MHMRA Neuropsychiatric Center (NPC) — 24 hour emergency psychiatric facility
1502 Taub Loop Houston TX 77030


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