Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral Centers (OSARs)

How to Access Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral Centers (OSARs) may be the first point of contact for those seeking substance use disorder treatment services. Regardless of ability to pay, Texas residents who are seeking substance use disorder services and information may qualify for services based on need. OSARs are now located at Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) in 11 Health and Human Service regions.

For immediate and confidential help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please call the OSAR/LMHA in your region. (Note: Counties served by each OSAR are listed below the contact information in the list of OSAR/LMHAs.)

You may also call or contact 211 Texas. Dial 2-1-1 or call 877-541-7905.


List of all LMHA/OSAR centers in Texas:

HHSC Regions

1 StarCare Specialty Health System

1950 Aspen Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79404

Crisis Phone: 806-740-1414 or (800) 687-7581
OSAR Intake Phone: 806-740-1421
Website: www.starcarelubbock.org

Serving Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum Counties.


2 Helen Farabee Centers

1000 Brook St.
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Crisis Phone: 800-621-8504
Main Phone: 940-397-3300
Substance Use Disorder: 940-397-3391
OSAR Appointments and Information: 325-673-2242 or 325-673-2242, Extension #100 Abilene, Texas and surrounding counties
OSAR Appointments and Information: 940-224-6200 or 940-224-6200 Wichita Falls and surrounding counties
OSAR Website: http://www.helenfarabee.org/

Serving Archer, Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Cottle, Eastland, Fisher, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young Counties.


3 North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA)

9441 LBJ Frwy, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75243

Crisis Phone: 866-260-8000
Main Phone: 1-877-653-6363
OSAR Phone: 844-275-0600
OSAR Email: osar@ntbha.org
Website: ntbha.org

Serving Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties.


3 Life Path Systems

1515 Heritage Drive, Suite 105
McKinney, TX 75069
7304 Alma Drive
Plano, TX 75025

Crisis Phone: 1-877-422-5939 
Main Phone:972-422-5939
OSAR Phone:972-422-5939
Website:  www.lifepathsystems.org

Serving Collin County.


3 MHMR of Tarrant County

3840 Hulen Tower North
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Crisis Phone: 800-866-2465
OSAR Phone Information: 800-866-2465
Main Agency Phone: 817-569-4600
Email: OSAR@recoverycouncil.org
Website:  www.mhmrtc.org

Serving Cooke, Denton, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise counties.


4 Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare System

2323 West Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702-7747

Crisis Hotline:  1-877-934-2131
Andrews Center Phone: 903-597-1351
OSAR Intake Phone:903-753-7633 or 1-800-441-8639
Website: www.andrewscenter.com

Serving Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.


5 Burke

2001 S. Medford Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75901-5699

Crisis Phone: 800-445-8562 or 800-392-8343
Main Phone: 936-634-5753
OSAR Phone: 936-634-5753
OSAR Email: adac@suddenlinkmail.com
Website: www.myburke.org
Substance Use Disorder Screening: www.adacdet.org

Serving Angelina, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler counties.


6 (Houston) The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

9401 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074

Main Line: 713-970-7000
Toll Free: 866-970-4770
For people with hearing impairments: 800-735-2988 
Website: theharriscenter.org

Serving Harris County.

For Substance Use Disorder Services please call The Council on Recovery

303 Jackson Hill St.
Houston, TX 77007

Direct: 713-942-4100
Helpline: 713-970-7000
OSAR Phone:713-942-4100
Website: www.councilonrecovery.org

Serving Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Walker, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton counties.


6 Gulf Coast Center

123 Rosenberg, Ste. 4
Galveston, TX 77550

Crisis Phone: 866-729-3848
Main Phone: 409-944-4365
Toll Free: 844-704-1291
OSAR Phone: 409-944-4365
Website: www.gulfcoastcenter.org

Serving Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton counties.

7 Bluebonnet Trails Community Services

1009 N. Georgetown St.
Round Rock, TX 78664

Crisis Phone: 800-841-1255
OSAR Phone: 1-844-309-6385
Website:  www.bbtrails.org

Serving Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington and Williamson counties.


8 The Center for Health Care Services

601 N. Frio, Bldg. II-Entrance C
San Antonio, TX 78207

Crisis Phone: 800-316-9241 or 210-223-7233
Main OSAR Phone: 210-261-3076
OSAR Email: OSAR@chcsbc.org
Website: www.chcsbc.org

Serving Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Wilson and Zavala Counties


9 PermiaCare

401 E. Illinois
Midland, TX 79701

Crisis Phone: 844-420-3964
Main Phone: 432-570-3333
OSAR/Substance Use Disorder Referrals: 844-420-3964
Website: www.permiacare.org/

Serving Andrews, Borden, Coke, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Loving, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Ward and Winkler counties.


10 Emergence Health Network (EHN)

7760 Alabama
El Paso, TX 79904

OSAR Phone: 915-747-3605
OSAR Fax: 915-757-2621
OSAR Email: osar@ehnelpaso.org
Crisis Phone: 915-779-1800
EHN Main Phone: 915-887-3410
OSAR Website: emergencehealthnetwork.org/addiction/

Serving Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties.


11 Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

1901 S. 24th Avenue
Edinburg, TX  

Hours of operation: 8am-5pm
Crisis Phone: 1-877-289-7199
Intake Phone: 1-800-813-1233
OSAR Phone: 1-800-813-1233
OSAR Email: sud@ttbh.org
Website: www.ttbh.org

Serving Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties.

Last updated August 21, 2018