Behavioral Health

Banner – University Family Care/ALTCS (B – UFC/ALTCS) providers can help you with personal and emotional problems that may affect you and your family.


Behavioral Health Services

Examples of situations when behavioral health services can help are:

  • When you are feeling anxious or depressed more days than not
  • When you have experienced a trauma, such as a major accident, or you were the victim of a crime, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • When you have lost a loved one; or if you are in a domestic violence situation

If you think you or your family member may have problems let us know. Problems can include a mental illness or substance abuse, and behavioral health services can be very helpful. You do not need a referral from your PCP to receive behavioral health services. Also, your PCP may prescribe medications to treat conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Opioid Use Disorder

With your written consent, B – UFC/ALTCS will coordinate your care with other types of programs and services such as:

  • The Department of Economic Security
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Rehabilitative Services Administration
  • Administrative Office of the Courts/Juvenile Probation
  • Arizona Department of Corrections
  • Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
  • Administrative Office of the Courts
  • The Department of Education when applicable, including local:
    • Schools
    • Health departments
    • Community service agencies

Behavioral Health Emergencies

What is a Behavioral Health Emergency?

  • When you think you are having a crisis or any situation where, because of your mood or thinking, you believe you might hurt yourself or someone else.
  • When someone's thinking changes rapidly to the point where the person is not able to recognize reality from fantasy. Sometimes the person does not realize what is happening and may not want help.

B – UFC/ALTCS can make a referral and help you get behavioral health services. However, a referral is not needed to access behavioral health services.

For non-emergency behavioral health services, you may also call any of the following people or organizations to find out where to go or who to call for help with your situation:

  • Call our Customer Care Center and ask for assistance with a behavioral health referral or to speak with a Behavioral Health Case Manager.
  • Call your PCP's office and ask for a behavioral health referral.

Crisis Hotlines

For behavioral health emergencies call 911. If a person is hesitant to call a crisis line, that person can also call the local Warm Line. 

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 
    (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • National Substance Use and Disorder Issues Referral and Treatment Hotline: 
    (800) 662-HELP (4357)
  • Teen Lifeline phone or text:
    (602) 248-TEEN (8336)
  • Text the word "HOME" to 741741

Suicide and Crisis Hotlines by County

  • Maricopa County:
    (800) 631-1314 or (602) 222-9444
  • Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties: 
    (866) 495-6735
  • Apache, Gila, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties:
    (877) 756-4090

Warm Lines by County

  • Gila and Maricopa Counties:
    (602) 347-1100
  • Pima County:
    (502) 770-9909
  • Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yuma Counties:
    (844) 733-9912
  • Tribal Warm Line for American Indian Community Members:
    (855) 728-8630