Mental Health Services

Public Health Nurses

The Public Health Nurses provide confidential counseling and referrals for all ages. You can make an appointment by contacting any of the Public Health Nurses in the Needham Health Department. Counseling is also provided by the following contracted agency:

Riverside Home Based Services

Short-term home-based services for at-risk teenagers and their families in Needham. Services include family and individual counseling, advocacy, information and referral. For information on these free services call: (781) 433-0672

Riverside Outpatient Centers at Newton & Dedham

Outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling as well as psycho pharmacology for youth and adults. For more information on services available call either the outpatient facility in Newton at 617-969-4925 or the facility in Dedham at 781-329-4579

Riverside Emergency Services

Twenty-four hour, mobile psychiatric crisis evaluation and intervention for residents of Needham. For 24-hour consultation call 800-529-5077.

View additional information on Riverside counseling services (PDF).

Consultation For Substance Abuse

Assessment and treatment resources, educational information and peer support. For information on these services call 781-455-7500 Carol Read X259 or the Public Health Nurses at x255.

Project Interface

The William James College INTERFACE Community Resource & Referral Helpline is available to parents and other community members in Needham to assist in finding appropriate mental health services for children, families, and adults. Callers receive professional, personalized counseling referrals matched for location, specialty, and insurance or fee requirements. The Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411.