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About Us

The Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities is dedicated to helping the residents of Nueces County who are living with mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year we serve over 8,700 people with psychiatric outpatient services, counseling, training, job searches, support and more.

Mission Statement

To create a safe and collaborative environment empowering individuals to build resiliency and independence.


Nueces County is a community where individuals and families acquire the knowledge, skills, and supports to participate meaningfully in society. 


Respect, Dignity, Integrity, Excellence, Creativity, Results, Professional Development, Customer Service

Quick Facts

  • 30+ programs
  • 1 of 39 Community Centers in Texas (map)
  • 88¢ of every $1 goes to people served
  • Nationally accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Governed by a local Board of Trustees appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court

 Mental Health Services

Provides services to children (3-17 years) and adults (18+) for emotional, psychiatric, and social well-being. Treatment options include: case management, skills training, and psychiatric evaluation and follow up for such conditions as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and other emotional/ behavioral disorders.

Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

Provides intervention, therapies, and supports throughout a lifetime including eligibility determination, autism services, respite, training and support, community supports, employment assistance, and service coordination.