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If you are experiencing emotional distress and would like to speak to someone call one of the following crisis lines:

For more information about each entity listed visit their website by clicking on each name.

National Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 42 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

View the frequently asked questions

HELPLine - 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Intervention

The HELPLine is a free, confidential Crisis/Suicide Intervention service. Operated by highly trained volunteers, the line is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone: (951) 686-HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Phone: (800) 273-TALK (800-273-8255)
Spanish line: (888) 628-9454
TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans in crisis or their families and friends with qualified, caring VA professionals. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: (800)-273-8255 Press 1

The Trevor Lifeline

National organization providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Youth

Phone: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

Please select the link below to learn more about Riverside County's many mental health resources

Riverside County Behavioral Health

Riverside County 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care

The Mental Health Urgent Care provides individualized support for adults experiencing mental health challenges. Staffed by a competent, caring team, a safe, supportive, recovery-oriented environment is provided, with an emphasis placed on safety, the reduction of symptoms, and the creation of a plan for continuing support and services.

Riverside: (951) 509-2499Palm Springs: (442) 268-7000

Riverside County Regional Medical Center Emergency Treatment Services (ETS)

Provides psychiatric emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all ages, which includes evaluation, crisis intervention, and referrals for psychiatric hospitalization, as needed for adults, children, and adolescents. Consumers may be referred to the Inpatient Treatment Facility (ITF) or other private hospitals.

9990 County Farm Road, Ste. 4
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (951) 358-4881

Se Habla Español

Telecare Riverside Crisis Stabilization Services

Provides psychiatric emergency assessment and crisis stabilization for up to 24 hours for all ages. Services include evaluations, crisis intervention and referral for psychiatric hospitalization. Telecare Riverside Crisis Stabilization Services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This facility is also a 5150 provider.

47-825 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 863-8600 or (760) 863-8455

Se Habla Español

Major Hospitals

Desert Regional Medical Center

The only Level II trauma center in the valley.

1150 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 323-6511

Eisenhower Medical Center

The closest major hospital to College of the Desert with an emergency room. EMC has an urgent care in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta.

39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 340-3911

JFK Memorial Hospital

The only hospital with an emergency room in the east valley.

47111 Monroe St
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 347-6191

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

AA (Alcoholics anonymous)

If you are concerned with a drinking problem, learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or find an A.A. near you

Addiction Resource

The goal of Addiction Resource is to provide a wealth of information to help better educate students about substance abuse and motivate the ones who may be suffering to seek support they need. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

ABC Recovery

Residential treatment center and sober living.
44-374 Palm Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 342-6612

Hacienda Valdez and The Ranch

Hacienda Valdez is a program for women; detoxification and 60-day residential alcohol/drug program, waiting list to enter residential treatment and The Ranch is a residential program for men with substance abuse problems.

Hacienda Valdez

12890 Quinta Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone: (760) 329-2959
Toll Free: 1(877) 446-2959

The Ranch

7885 Annadale Ave.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone: (760) 329-2924
Toll Free: 1(800) 955-2924

Michael’s House

Residential substance abuse treatment program for men and women.

Men’s Center

1910 South Camino Real
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Outpatient Program

515 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Women’s Center

430 Cahuilla Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 459-6138

Stabilization Center

2095 N. Indian Cyn. Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Indio Substance Abuse Clinic

Outpatient drug and alcohol counseling for adults, adolescents, and new mothers; the program takes Medi-Cal or sliding fee scale based on income.

83-912 Avenue 45, Suite 9
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 347-0754
Fax: (760) 347-8507
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Cathedral City
68-615 Perez Rd, Ste 6A
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: (760) 770-2286
Fax: (760) 770-2240
(760) 770 - 2264 (Drug Court)
Mon – Fri 8am - 5pm



Counseling Services

Central Access Team Riverside County – (800) 706-4970

This is a referral service for Medi-Cal or Private pay clients, all ages.

They will refer clients to therapists and psychiatrists in Riverside County who accept Medi-Cal and private pay on a sliding scale.

They are able to provide referrals 24-hours a day.

Shelter from the Storm (Community Counseling Center)

Provides individual and group counseling, case management, advocacy and crisis intervention services to abused women and children who are not currently in need of shelter; there is also a legal clinic in the same facility, available to all residents.

73550 Alessandro Drive, Suite 103
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 674-0400

82-995 Hwy 111 Suite 103
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 863-8363

Desert Hot Springs
14-201 Palm Drive Ste 108
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 288-3313

Cathedral City
68625 Perez Road
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 773-6731

EHS Counseling Services

754 S Vella Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 322-9116

81711 Us Highway 111, Suite 103
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 347-4982

Family Services of the Desert

14080 Palm Drive, Suite E
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Phone (760) 288-7878
Fax (760) 288-7474

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9AM to 5PM

-Ages 5 and over, accepts Medi-Cal only but no private insurance

-Sliding scale fee for cash pay

-Individual and family therapy only

*On Wednesday’s from 9-12pm a Community Resource Specialist is available to assist with applying for Medi-Cal, utility assistance, and other resources.

JFS Counseling Group

For people of Jewish faith and the general community (you don’t have to be of Jewish faith to receive services); Provides supportive individual , family counseling and groups including Adult Children of Aging Parents, Loss & Change Support Group, Women’s Support Group, Parenting Classes (“Peaceful Parenting”), Teen Group, Anger Management Groups. Bi-lingual counseling is available for those who speak Spanish. Sliding fee scale based on income.

490 South Farrell Drive Suite C-208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 325-4088

8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Thursday; 8:00am 4:00pm Friday

-Accepts some private insurance, Medicare, and Medi-Cal

-Has a sliding scale fee for uninsured

Village Counseling

43-725 Monterey, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 773-0669

Catholic Charities & Caritas Counseling- Coachella Valley

Agency provides low-cost individual and family counseling to eligible (low-income) families at various locations. Parenting classes and other groups are also offered.

83-180 Requa Ave, Suite 9
Indio, CA 92201

Caritas Counseling Services

Telephone: (760) 449-7877

Oasis Community Services Transitional Age Youth (TAY) program

Services for TAY (ages 16-25) who need a nurturing environment that supports their recovery — including job counseling, 12-Step Programs, and assistance in securing the resources needed for independent living within the community.

** Referral required from Riverside County Mental Health, Indio **

For 16-25 years (Medi-Cal, indigent and uninsured)
Full service psychiatry/psychotherapy services for mental illness.

81-557 Dr Carreon Blvd, Suite 9
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 391-6999

Outpatient Psychiatric Resources

Eisenhower Medical Center Behavioral Health

Bob Hope Classic Medical Building, Ste. 216
39700 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone: 760-837-8767

***Psychiatric services available***

Riverside County Department of Mental Health

47-825 Oasis Street
Indio, CA
(760) 863-8455

Monday – Thursday 8am – 5:00pm and Friday 8am-4:30pm

-Services for adults and children

-Accepts Medi-Cal and private pay with sliding scale

***Psychiatric services available***

Latino Commission

1538 7th Street
Coachella CA 92236
(760) 398-8800

-Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and therapy for children 5 and under. Parenting classes including the Family Straightening Program groups for children and their parents (children from 6-11).

1612 1st Street
Coachella CA 92236

-Substance abuse (adolescent program), residential program, substance abuse program for adults, counseling and psychiatry.

***This agency has a Psychiatrist on staff once a week***

Centro Medico

69175 Ramon Rd # A
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 321-6776

***3 Psychiatrist’s on staff***

Housing & Shelters

Coachella Valley Housing Coalition

This organization directed individuals to low-income apartments (listings available online). Another program, the Mutual Self-Help Program, enables families to become first-time homeowners by providing construction supervisors (along with sub-contractors) who help 10-12 families to work together to build each other homes.

45-701 Monroe Street, Suite G
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 347-3157

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Temporary housing for the homeless, meals include breakfast at 6:00am and dinner at 5:00pm.

47518 Van Buren (off Indio Blvd., 1st light past Hwy 111)
Indio, CA 92201

Desert S.O.S.

Provides permanent supportive housing 

400 S. Farrell Drive, Suite. B205
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 327-4394

Harrison House

Harrison House is a 15-unit apartment complex located in Thousand Palms. Our 18-month program is designed to support homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 22 who are seeking assistance in their movement from the streets to becoming independent and self-sufficient adults
 72695 La Canada Way
 Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Martha’s Village & Kitchen

Provides food, shelter, educational programs, job training, free medical care, and counseling to help homeless individuals and families to regain self-sufficiency, there is often a waiting list, those needing shelter may sign up emergency shelter Monday through Friday at 1:00pm and on weekends at 9:00am.

83-791 Date Avenue
Indio, California 92201
Phone: (760) 347-4741
Fax: (760) 347-9551

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County

Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. (FHCRC) is a non-profit, HUD-approved organization that fights to protect the housing rights of all individuals regarding buying or renting housing, resolving landlord-tenant disputes, and helping individuals/families to avoid foreclosure. By appointment only.

655 N. Palm Canyon, Suite 202
Palm Springs, CA 92263
(760) 864-1541 or (800) 655-1541
Mon – Thurs 8am- 5pm

Immigration/ Citizenship

Coachella Valley Immigration Service and Assistance, Inc. (C- Visa)

934 Vella Road
Palm Springs , CA 92264
760-325-2869 Fax

Legal Services

Desert Legal Aid

Non-profit organization that provides free and low cost legal services, counseling, legal representation, community education, and litigation for disabled and low-income persons residing in the Coachella Valley; services primarily address housing disputes, domestic violence, family law, SSDI appeals and other governmental assistance programs decisions; also provides notary services. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income.

423 North Palm Canyon Drive
P.O. Box 5563,
Palm Springs, CA 92263-5563
Phone: (760) 832-9770
Fax: (760) 832-9769

Family Law Assistance Center

A neutral attorney/facilitator is available to assist with divorce papers, custody, child support, etc.

Larson Justice Center (Indio Court House)
46-200 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 393-2617

Victim and Witness Services (Riverside County District Attorney’s Office)

Provides emergency assistance to victims of crime; services include referrals and financial assistance for traumatized victims to receive mental health treatment, compensation for uncovered medical bills related to the crime, and advocacy services.

41555 Cook Street, Suite 160
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Phone: (760) 863-8408
Toll Free: 1-(866) 217-3769

Health Clinics & STD Testing

Centro Medico Cathedral City

Provides medical services in family Practice, Ob/Gyn, Urgent Care, Behavioral Health, referral services to specialists, cancer screenings, social services, and other services.

69175 Ramon Road, Suite A
Cathedral City, CA 92234

8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday- Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday and Holidays

Phone: (760) 321-6776
Fax: (760) 321-4036

Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc.

Is a private, non-profit corporation providing array of medical and dental care services to residents throughout Imperial and Riverside County. Additionally, Clinicas offers WIC services and a nutrition program as well as transportation and social services.

49111 Highway 111
Coachella, CA 92236
Phone: (760) 393-0555

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine

The clinic provides basic primary acute and preventative medical and dental services to eligible patients. A referral network of local specialists provide consultation and treatment for conditions that are beyond the scope of the clinic. We also have a formal referral affiliation with the Riverside County Regional Medical Center for more complex needs, procedures, or hospitalization. The clinic sees adult patients by appointment only. Bi-lingual telephone eligibility screening is available from 10 to 2, Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays 8-12.

82-915 Avenue 48
Indio, CA 92201
Telephone: (760) 342-4414
Fax: (760) 342-4401


Desert AIDS Project

Desert AIDS Project is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with the goal of improving the overall health of the entire community, especially the disenfranchised. D.A.P. provides comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary and preventative health care services including; primary medical care, HIV and Hepatitis specialty care, dentistry, behavioral health and social services all-under-one-roof.


Desert AIDS Project Main Campus
1695 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hours: 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: 760-323-2118

Desert AIDS Project Indio Office
81-880 Dr. Carreon Boulevard
Carreon Professional Plaza, Suite B-107
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: 760-342-4197

1695 N. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Hours: 10AM – 6:30PM, Monday – Friday

Phone: 760-992-0492


Get Tested Coachella Valley

855-YES-GTCV (855-937-4828)

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood provides general health care, HIV testing, birth control, abortion services, Men’s health care, women’s health care, pregnancy testing, STD testing, and vaccines.

71777 San Jacinto Drive, Suite 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

8:00am- 6:30pm, Monday- Thursday
8:00am- 4:30pm, Saturday

Appointments: 1-888- 743-7526

Riverside County Family Care Centers

Primary care, family planning, pregnancy testing and counseling, perinatal care, cancer screening, sexually transmitted diseases, adult and pediatric immunizations, tuberculosis skin testing, well child care and nutrition.

Palm Springs Family Care Center

1515 North Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Open: 7:30 am -5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Appointments: 1-800-720-9553
Clinic: (760) 778-2210
Fax: (760) 778-2214

Indio Family Care Center

47-923 Oasis St., Indio, CA 92201
Open: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Appointments: 1-800-720-9553
Clinic: (760) 863-8283

LGBQT Services

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert

611 South Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 201
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 416-7790
Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Women Health Services, Family Planning & Family Planning & Pregnancy

Edes Maternity Center

Provides care for the female reproductive system in both the pregnant (obstetrics) and non-pregnant (gynecology) states.

69265 Ramon Rd Suite B1
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: (760) 770-5880

Mama’s House

Mama’s House provides a home for women in crisis pregnancies, those who want to carry their baby to term, but are without support and vulnerable. They address spiritual, physical, emotional, educational, and vocational needs. Women in crisis pregnancies will be equipped with necessary life skills for competent living whether they choose parenting or adoption.

Call or Text
Phone: (760) 848-8185

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood provides general health care, HIV testing, birth control, abortion services, Men’s health care, women’s health care, pregnancy testing, STD testing, and vaccines.

71777 San Jacinto Drive, Suite 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


8:00am - 6:30pm, Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm, Saturday

Appointments: 1-888- 743-7526

Crisis Pregnancy Center

Provides free and confidential pregnancy testing, counseling regarding options, free ultrasound; no abortion services, pro-life philosophy.

44-750 San Pablo Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 1(888) 956-HELP (4357)

Refuge Pregnancy Center

Provides women in crisis pregnancy situations options and resources on abortion, adoption, and parenting, free counseling, etc.

44901 Golf Center Pkwy Suite 7
Indio, CA 92201
(next to Amistad High School)
Office: (760) 347-7072
Helpline: (760) 574-1758

Emergency Services and Hotlines

Adult Protective Services

1(800) 491-7123

Child Abuse

1(800) 442-4981

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1(800) 273- TALK (8255)

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

1(800) 775-6065

California Council on Problem Gambling

1(800) 426-2537

Poison Control

1(800) 222-1222

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Line (Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services)

(760) 568-9071

Hotline: 1(800)656-4673

California Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS services referral line


California Smokers’ Helpline

English: 1(800) 766-2888

Spanish: 1(800) 456-6386

Trevor Line

Suicide hotline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning

1(866) 488-7386

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)


Riverside County Infoline