Mental Health Resources Information & Directory

Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T):

If you or someone in your family is in crisis, please call 1-800-981-4357 for guidance.

This toll-free number can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week to obtain services. Staff at the 1-800-981-HELP Call Center will provide support, information, referral, or arrange an in-person evaluation.  The Call Center will dispatch mobile clinicians to intervene at the site of the crisis unless a different setting is requested by a family or if the containment of a more secure setting is required.

Boston Emergency Services team (B.E.S.T.),  provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to the greater Boston area; to children, adolescents, adults, including the elderly, the homeless, mentally ill and the multi-cultural populations within the Boston, Brookline, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop communities. Services include the following:

  • Immediate information & referrals
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Crisis intervention and treatment (including psychopharmacology)
  • 14-bed short term Community Crisis Stabilization program (up to 3-5 day stay)
  • Referral for ongoing treatment

B.E.S.T, operates under the leadership of BMC and with the support of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership.


North Suffolk Mental Health Association:

East Boston
14 Porter St
East Boston MA 02128

Chelsea Clinic
301 Broadway
Chelsea Ma 02150

Revere Clinic
265 Beach St
Revere MA 02151

Freedom Trail Clinic
25 Staniford St 2nd Floor
Boston MA 02114