Our approach to care is based on choice: we give people options, not orders. Our comprehensive, individualized services are designed to meet people where they are on their road to recovery.

No wrong door

Not sure where to start? We can help.

Our services are designed to meet people where they are on their road to health + healing.  We offer intake services for Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, Outpatient Therapy, Outpatient Services for Substance Use Concerns, and our Youth and Family programs. If you’re not sure what service is best for you, don’t worry – there is no wrong door for entry.

Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

Call 314-615-9105 / Ext. 295

Please visit our Welcome Center at 1001 Lynch Street during walk-in hours or schedule an appointment for an initial screening for short-term or long-term behavioral health rehabilitation services. Welcome Center walk-in hours are available Monday through Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Outpatient Therapy

Call 314-615-9105 / Ext. 402

Places for People provides Individual, Group, and Family outpatient therapies built on our strength in providing evidence-based practices to address a diverse area of mental health needs. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please call 314-615-9105, Ext. 402.

Outpatient Services for Substance Use Concerns

Call 314-615-2119

If you or someone in your life recognizes that your alcohol and/or drug use is causing you problems or is limiting your success, we can help. Simply call us at 314-330-2403 to speak directly and confidentially to one of our team members who is trained to address your substance use concerns.

Youth and Family Services

Youth & Family Services Intake/Outreach

Call 314-330-2403

Places for People provides trauma-informed, strength-based, and family-centered services to children, youth, and families in St. Louis City and County. If you would like to learn more about our services for children and youth, please contact our Youth and Family Services Department at 314-330-2403.


What should I bring?

To complete an initial behavioral health screening, please bring as many of these items as possible:

  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID
  • List of medications and medical conditions, including mental health diagnosis
  • For youth, please also bring the most recent copy of your child’s individualized education plan (IEP) if applicable

Our Fees & Sliding Scale

If you are enrolled in one of Places for People's outpatient programs, a variety of payment and coverage options are available for individuals who might not have insurance or who might need assistance determining his or her coverage options. Other options include grant enrollment, as well as a sliding fee scale payment based on annual income. Payment concerns can be discussed and a coverage option can be determined based upon all of the resources for which you are eligible.