Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (formerly BHCNC)

Established in 1969, the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (formerly known as Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County) is dedicated to assisting residents of Nueces County living with mental illness, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year the Center serves over 11,600 people with psychiatric outpatient services, counseling, training, job searches, support and more.

• MENTAL HEALTH - We assist children and adults living with severe anxiety, severe depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. Our services include but are not limited to case management, psychiatric services, rehabilitative skills training, individual and group counseling, supported employment and other services designed to meet the unique needs of the individual. New programs include the Jail Based Competency Restoration, Crisis Intervention Team/MCOT Expansion, and a Jail Diversion Program. Special services and supports are available for persons who are homeless and diagnosed with a mental illness to receive treatment and transition to supported and independent living. For individuals or families experiencing homelessness, our Chronic Homeless Intervention Program (CHIP) provides services for substance abuse and mental health. Furthermore, supports are available for Veterans who are transitioning back to the community from military service and are interested in meeting with peers going through the same process.

• INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY - Services and supports are offered to children, adults and families who have significant limitations in intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior and/or developmental disability. Services include habilitation, respite, supported home living, specialized therapies, crisis intervention, vocational training, employment assistance and other services as needed.

• 30+ programs
• 88¢ of every $1 goes to people served
• 1 of 39 Community Centers in Texas
• Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission
• Governed by a local Board of Trustees appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court