988 is Idaho’s Behavioral Health Crisis Line

Call or Text 988.

We’re here when it matters.

Idahoans face many barriers to behavioral health care. Substance and alcohol use may lead to serious behavioral health problems. People with serious mental illness (SMI) may need crisis care, but may not need an Emergency Room; their crisis is unique and requires specialized care.

Access and stigma are barriers in both rural and urban areas, where funding and infrastructure are not yet equipped to assist all Idahoans in crisis. Only a few regions in Idaho have mobile crisis teams to respond to behavioral health emergencies. When local resources are not enough, citizens may look to the state and to the nation for assistance.

The 988 crisis line is open to people in rural and urban areas to provide emergency crisis services to Idahoans in their moment of great need.

It is a national line, but the people you’ll speak to live here in Idaho. They are concerned, highly trained neighbors, who can assist you in this crisis. You can call for yourself, for a loved one, a veteran, a friend, a colleague, anyone in crisis.

988 is a behavioral health crisis line. If you or a loved one experiences a behavioral health crisis, please call 211 to get help with behavioral health resources and services. Behavioral health crises may include incidents with people dealing with substance use disorders, serious mental illness, depression, anxiety, stress, and many other mental health conditions.

What is behavioral health?

The Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) helps children, youth, adults, and families address and manage personal challenges from mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. The division includes several programs, including children’s and adult mental health programs and substance use disorders.

DBH leads a collaborative behavioral healthcare system in Idaho, operating three state hospitals (in Orofino, Blackfoot & Nampa) and numerous clinics and walk-in crisis centers across the state for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

If you or a loved one is in crisis, please call 988 to speak with someone. If you are not in crisis, and need help finding resources, please call 211. To learn more, please visit the Behavioral Health tab on the DHW website.

If you are in crisis, please call 988 now.

Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Lines

All ages (Voice only, no text/SMS)

Region 1
Counties: Benewah, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone
208-769-1406

Region 2
Counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce
208-799-4440

Region 3
Counties: Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington
208-459-0092

Region 4
Counties: Ada, Boise, Elmore, Valley
208-334-0808

Region 5
Counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls
208-736-2177

Region 6
Counties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power
208-234-7900

Region 7
Counties: Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton
208-528-5700

IDAHO CRISIS AND SUICIDE HOTLINE

208-398-4357 or visit the website

Idaho Division of Behavioral Health Community Crisis Centers

Region 1

Northern Idaho Crisis Center (Coeur d’Alene)
(208) 625-4884
Ironwood Court, Suite D
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Region 2

Rural Crisis Center Network: 877-897-9027
Moscow: 208-883-1045
Lewiston: 208-746-4097
Orofino: 208-476-7483

Region 3

Western Idaho Community Crisis Center (Caldwell)
524 Cleveland Blvd. Ste 160,
Caldwell ID 83605
208-402-1044

Region 4

Pathways Community Crisis Center of Southwest Idaho (Boise, Nampa & Caldwell)

Region-wide: 833-527-474

Boise: 208-322-1026
7192 Potomac Drive in Boise, ID

Region 5

Crisis Center of South Central Idaho (Twin Falls)
570 Shoup Ave W. Twin Falls, ID 83301
(866) 737-1128 or 208-772-7825

Region 6

South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center
208-909-5177
1001 N 7th Ave N Ste 160
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

Region 7

Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho
208-522-0727
1650 N. Holmes Ave.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

What are the 3-digit dialing codes in Idaho?

988 – Emergency line: National Crisis and Suicide Hotline
911 – Emergency line: Police, Fire, Accidents, Crime
211 – Idaho Care Line: Public Health and Community Services
311 – Non-emergency line for police, fire, and municipal business
411 – Information: Directory assistance
511 – Road and Traffic Conditions
711 – Telecommunications Relay Service for the speech and hearing impaired
811 – Call before you dig: Underground Public Utility Location

For more information, please visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare