If you or your loved one are living with behavioral illness or experiencing a mental health care concern, you deserve access to timely, compassionate and evidence-based treatment. That's why we're here.


A healthy mind is just as important to your well-being as a healthy body. When you come to Valleywise Health for Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) services, you can trust that your mental and physical struggles will be treated together with expert support and guidance.

With an IBH referral, your doctor and behavioral health provider will identify and treat any underlying issues, then design a personalized care plan around your needs.

Invest in your mental health and improve your life today!

IBH is offered at multiple Valleywise Health locations and is available at little or no cost to you.
Our team treats a wide range of mental health issues, including the following:

Mental health therapist

The first signs of mental health or behavioral health issues typically aren’t as obvious as symptoms of physical illnesses. That doesn’t mean they’re any less important.

At Valleywise Health, we’re not only working hard to treat our patients, we’re working to break negative stigmas against mental and behavioral health issues and increase community awareness and access to treatment.

Behavioral and mental illnesses can be caused by a number of different factors, but one fact is true across the board: mental health issues are never the result of personal weakness, lack of character or upbringing.

Typically, they are caused by a reaction to stress, genetic factors, biochemical imbalances or a combination of these. Common early symptoms of mental and behavioral health issues can include::

  • Sudden changes in thoughts and behaviors
  • Inability to sleep or being tired for no reason
  • Feeling anxious
  • Hearing voices

Getting help early before a crisis arises is critical to providing effective and complete treatment. Many people living with mental and behavioral health issues don’t receive a correct diagnosis and proper treatment for up to 10 years. We’re committed to providing the highest level of screenings, diagnoses, education and treatment to make sure that’s no longer the case.

We believe that full recovery is entirely possible for individuals and their families, especially when they are given access to the right treatment.

If you or someone you know is in need of care or is currently going through a behavioral health crisis, call the Crisis Response Network at (602) 222-9444 or 1 (800) 631-1314 to reach a 24-hour crisis center.

FAQ's about Behavioral Health

Your treatment will likely come in the form of medication, counseling or a combination of both. Medications may include antidepressants, anti-anxiety, antipsychotics or mood stabilizers. We will recommend that you attend individual or group sessions, as well. Your treatment plan will largely depend on the severity and duration of your symptoms and your family and individual history.

It can be difficult to pinpoint a certain set of symptoms, as behavioral health conditions appear on a spectrum and vary greatly. However, pay attention to any changes in your normal behavior. This may include loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, changes in sleeping habits or appetite, increases in alcohol use, constant worrying, uncontrollable mood swings and difficulty interacting in your social, family or work life.

Through integrated behavioral health, medical doctors and behavioral health professionals will work together alongside patients and their families to address medical conditions and related behavioral health factors at once. This is a more well-rounded, comprehensive form of care that addresses all mind and body issues together rather than focusing on just one or the other.

Integrated Behavioral Health Services are available to patients receiving primary care services at any of the Community Health Centers operated by Valleywise Health throughout Maricopa County.

Our goal is to make your behavioral health treatment as affordable as possible. We offer a couple of options to best suit your needs, including AHCCCS and a Financial Assistance Program. Learn more here.

We accept most major commercial insurances, as well as Medicare and AHCCCS. You can find out if your insurance qualifies here.

Yes! To receive quality care from the comfort and convenience of home, book your telehealth appointment here.

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Behavioral Health Services Locations

Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell

Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell

Community Health Center

Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

1101 N. Central Ave., Suite 204 Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00am - 5:00pm

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Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

Community Health Center

Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

5650 S. 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm

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Valleywise Community Health Center – Avondale

Valleywise Community Health Center – Avondale

Community Health Center

Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – South Phoenix/Laveen

950 E. Van Buren St., Avondale, AZ 85323
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Valleywise Health Valleywise Community Health Center – Avondale Hours

Monday – Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 11:30am

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