Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health (SNAMHS)

General Information
Description of ProgramSouthern Nevada Adult Mental Health (SNAMHS) provides a continuum of outpatient treatment, including diagnostic and psychological rehabilitation services, to adults with mental illness. SNAMHS is a comprehensive, community-based mental health system supported by an acute care psychiatric inpatient hospital.

Services offered:
  • Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS): Offers weekday walk-in mental health evaluations. If the assessed individual is acutely ill, they may be referred to the Psychiatric Observation Unit (POU) located at Rawson-Neal Hospital, which offers rapid screening and stabilization for acute psychiatric crisis. The stay is generally limited to 72 hours or less. Sixty-five percent of those who reach the POU are released back to the community, with referrals, without need of hospitalization.
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Services: Provides ongoing psychiatric care, including medication, monitoring and pharmacy services, to individuals with mental illness, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Outpatient Counseling: Group and individual therapy sessions, depending on the needs of the client, teach individuals how to manage their impulses and emotions.
  • Service Coordination: Offers assistance in obtaining benefits and coordinating available services throughout the community. Coaching and various supports keep individuals engaged in treatment and recovery.
  • Intensive Service Coordination: An increased level of service coordination for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness and who have felony legal involvement. Individuals are referred by the judicial system or agency programs. Intensive service coordination assists high-need individuals in getting services necessary to live in the community as well as understanding and complying with orders of court.
  • Mental Health Court: Provides the opportunity for people with misdemeanor and minor felony criminal charges who would benefit from psychiatric treatment to be diverted from the standard criminal justice system if they participate in treatment.
  • Mobile Crisis Team (MCT): Licensed Clinical Social Workers travel to Las Vegas area hospital emergency departments (ERs) to evaluate patients on involuntary holds, averting unnecessary psychiatric hospitalizations. MCT is available 7 days a week, 7am to 10:30pm.
  • Residential Support: Provides a range of community housing and assisted living options for individuals with serious mental disorders. Various levels of residential support and direct care are based on individual capacity for independent living. Alternative living arrangements include family group homes, supported living apartments, substance abuse treatment facilities, Housing & Urban Development (HUD) programs, and specialized rehabilitation homes.
  • Program For Assertive Community Treatment (PACT): Provides a specialized, multi-disciplinary team approach to service coordination and mental health treatment. PACT focuses include elevating individual levels of functioning and improving quality of life for individuals with a serious mental illness. PACT is a mobile unit and services are provided wherever necessary in the community.
Urgent Services ProvidedFor emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
LocationClark County
TerritorySouthern Nevada
Public TransportationAll sites are on public bus routes.
Intake ProcedureCall for information. New clients please plan for a 2 to 4 hour visit.
Client Information
Languages SpokenBilingual services available.
EligibilityIndividuals with mental illness over age 18.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesSliding-scale fees
Insurance AcceptedMedicaid
Hours of OperationOutpatient services are offered Monday - Friday 8am-5pm, closed state holidays. Inpatient services are 24/7.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 16161 W. Charleston Blvd.
Physical Site City, State, Zip, NV 89146
Main Phone702-486-6000
Emergency/After Hours Phone911
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
State of Nevada Division of Mental Health & Developmental Services (MHDS)
This Program: Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health (SNAMHS)
Affiliated Services: Adult Mental Health Services - SNAMHS East Las Vegas Clinic - Sahara
Adult Mental Health Services - SNAMHS Henderson Clinic - Sunset
Adult Mental Health Services - SNAMHS North Las Vegas Clinic - Las Vegas Blvd.
Adult Mental Health Services - SNAMHS West Las Vegas Clinic - Charleston
Drop in Center for All Persons Aged 18 and Over
Mental Health Assessment, Medication and Counseling - SNAMHS - Caliente
Mental Health Assessment, Medication and Counseling - SNAMHS - Laughlin
Mental Health Assessment, Medication and Counseling - SNAMHS - Mesquite
Mental Health Assessment, Medication and Counseling - SNAMHS - Pahrump
Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital - SNAMHS Las Vegas
Supported Housing for the Mentally Ill - SNAMHS Las Vegas