Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services

Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) is the provider of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance use disorder services for children and adults in Chesterfield County. Services are also available for very young children through our prevention and early intervention programs. Follow MHSS on Facebook.

Learn more about our adult mental health services (including adult therapy services and psychiatric rehabilitation services), adult substance use services (including MAT and REVIVE!), child and adolescent services (including mental health and substance use), developmental disability services (including infant and toddler connection, service coordination/case management, day support services, developmental disabilities residential, and employment services), and prevention services (including safe medication disposal and storage and suicide awareness). 

If you or a loved one is interested in scheduling an appointment, call 804-768-7318 for more information or walk in for our same day access services.

Emergency Services Available 24/7

The 24/7 Chesterfield Mental Health Crisis line (804-748-6356) is available to assist with mental health emergencies occurring in the county. If you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide, feelings of hopelessness or experiencing any other psychiatric emergency, please call! We can assist in discussing ways to stay safe and/or can link individuals to outpatient treatment, crisis stabilization programs, or psychiatric hospitalization as needed. All crisis calls are free. If you have a mental health emergency, please call 804-748-6356. We can help.

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you care about is having thoughts of suicide, contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (by dialing 988).

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric Services is an internal referral program that helps county residents enrolled and active in one of the many services offered at Mental Health Support Services (MHSS), including our adult mental health services, adult substance use services, children and adolescent services, and developmental disability services. Our services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluations determines, diagnoses and evaluates the potential appropriateness of psychotropic medication.
  • Medication management provides on-going evaluating, prescribing, dispensing and monitoring of appropriate medications.
  • Medication education provides information about proper medication regimen, medication effects, side effects and contra-indications or reasons why use of a particular medication is inadvisable.