Health Care  
Mental Health & Behavioral Health


The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, 500 Prospect Street , Pawtucket, RI 02860 ,

provides information and referral for mental health services and support groups.

Call 726-2285.


The Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations represents

community mental health sites that assist individuals seeking information and referral about

treatment. Call 273-0900 or visit their web site at Member organizations

offer a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse treatments, including emergency


RICCMHO organizations include:

Organization Telephone Website
East Bay Mental Health Center 431-9870
Gateway Healthcare 729-8701
The Kent Center 732-5656

Newport County Community Mental Health Center

NRI Community Mental Health Center 235-7121
The Providence Center 276-4020

South Shore Mental Health Center

364-7705, X3352


The Samaritans of Rhode Island is a suicide prevention program that works with people

before they become suicidal and with those who are thinking of suicide.

Call 272-4044 or 1-800- 365-4044 .


These sites offer medical detoxification:

Butler Hospital Senior Treatment Program ...................455-6220

Roger Williams Medical Center Behavioral Health ........1-800-252-6466

SSTAR of Rhode Island Detoxification Services ............1-800-747-6237

These programs are staffed by professionals who have special skills in helping substance

abusers and their families deal with the physical and emotional problems caused by addiction

and substance abuse. Treatment is always confidential.


Veterans can call the Veterans Administration at 457-3083.


Seniors who are experiencing problems with gambling can call the Gambling Hotline

at 1-877-9-GAMBLE (1-877-942-6253) . For a list of Gamblers Anonymous meetings,

call 886-6850.