Welcome to Southern Area Behavioral Healthcare 

Southern Area Behavioral Healthcare (SABHC) in partnership with North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) is contracted to provide emergency, urgent and routine psychiatric care services to individuals residing in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Navarro, Kaufman and Rockwall counties.

SABHC is a voluntary, drop-in urgent care service open to any individual in need of psychiatric care.   SABHC serves clients with diverse ethnic, culturla, economic, and social backgrounds.  We value being accountable, professional, resspectful, clinically competent and client-focused.

SABHC vision is to provide quality state-of-the-art urgent and emergent psychiatric care services to the individuals we serve.

To strengthen individuals, support families, and serve communities through coordination, and the provision of quality urgent and emergent psychiatric care services.


Treat all individuals, staff, and community members with respect and dignity.

Ensure individual services are available, accessible, and provided in a timely manner.

Empower individuals to be full participants in their treatment in the least restrictive
environment possible.

Provide services in a fiscally responsible manner while balancing clinical needs and concerns.

Act with competency and knowledge of evidence-based urgent and emergent care services and best practices to provide efficient, effective, and results-oriented care.

Maintain the public’s trust and confidence in the services we provide.

Provide a professional work environment that supports and empowers employees to reach their highest level of achievement.