People with Serious Mental Illness, Emotional Disturbances or Chronic Substance Abuse

Seriously mentally ill persons are adults whose emotional or behavioral functioning is so impaired as to interfere with their capacity to remain in the community without supportive treatment. The mental impairment is severe and persistent and may result in a limitation of their functional capacities for primary activities of daily living, interpersonal relationships, homemaking, self-care, employment or recreation. The mental impairment may limit their ability to seek or receive local, state or federal assistance such as housing, medical and dental care, rehabilitation services, income assistance, or protective services.

Seriously emotionally disturbed are persons between birth and age 18 who currently or at any time during the past year have had a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that resulted in a functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits the person’s role or functioning in family, school, or community activities.

In Arizona, the primary points of contact for these groups are the five Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, which serve the entire state:

Maricopa County
Magellan of Arizona
4129 E. Van Buren, #150
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(800) 564-5465

Pinal & Gila Counties
Cenpatico of Arizona
1501 W. Fountainhead Corporate Park, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85282
(866) 495-6738

Coconino, Mohave, Yavapai, Navajo & Apache Counties
Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Authority
1300 South Yale
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-7128

Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, & Santa Cruz Counties
Cenpatico of Arizona
1501 W. Fountainhead Corporate Park, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85282
(866) 495-6738

Pima County
Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
535 North Wilmot Road, Suite 201
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 325-4268

Yuma & LaPaz Counties
Cenpatico of Arizona
1501 W. Fountainhead Corporate Park, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85282
(866) 495-6738