Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) Mental Health Program



Indian Health Service (IHS)


Provides comprehensive mental health services for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and families. Offers community and clinical-based treatments and services, including mental health treatment and support for substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD).

What This Program Offers

Provides comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, clinical and community-based mental health services, and other resources, including:

  • Outpatient mental health counseling
  • Dual diagnosis services for individuals with SUD and co-occurring mental health disorder
  • Mental health crisis response and triage teams
  • Case management services
  • Community-based prevention programming
  • Community outreach and education activities
  • Trauma-informed care web-based trainings
  • Directory of federally operated mental health programs available in each IHS service area
  • Information and education resources for patients and providers
  • Consultation, research, and support services for tribal, governmental, educational, legal, institutional and health agencies

Contact the IHS Mental Health Program to request services.

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

  • American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, families, and communities
  • Providers and organizations offering services or working on issues related to American Indian and Alaska Native mental health

Geographic Coverage


Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Health Education for Community and Patients • Mental Health • Opioids • Substance Use Disorder • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse