About Us

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El Paso Emergence Health Network (EHN) and its dedicated staff are committed to assisting El Paso’s most vulnerable citizens, residents with either or both severe and persistent mental illness and/or intellectual/development disabilities and/or substance abuse issues. At EHN we work to help these individuals and their families find resources and treatments to help with their disorders/disabilities and become as independent as possible.

EHN is proud to have created impactful change in the delivery of mental health, intellectual disability and addiction services in the west Texas region. As the Local Mental Health and IDD Authority in El Paso County, it is our responsibility to meet the needs of our community and we believe the level of services and quantity of services we provide is unmatched in our area. We have dedicated employees and staff leaders who have contributed to the tremendous growth experienced company wide and in turn, has allowed for the expansion and introduction of new services.

In 2016 EHN celebrated its 50th Anniversary and although we have undergone some name changes throughout the years, our committed to our residents has remained the same. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Act which established mental health centers in communities. It helped people with mental illness and/or IDD who were “institutionalized” move back into their communities by creating “Local Mental Health Authorities.” In 1966, the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) was opened in El Paso and Emergence Health Network born. EHN is now one of 39 LMHA in Texas.

As the largest mental health provider in El Paso County, we currently have 19 service locations where we assist a wide array of our population to include adults, children, veterans, the homeless and justice involved individuals.

The mission of Emergence Health Network (EHN) is to ensure superior recovery-based services for mental health, developmental disability, and related conditions for the people of El Paso County.

This vision of Emergence Health Network is to take the lead on behavioral and developmental services in the El Paso region ensuring access to quality services, advocating for a better quality of life, and providing strength, hope and recovery for persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse disorders.


Engage our customers by communicating the benefits of services and recovery
Celebrate our customers strengths when participating in services
Foster hope in every service delivered
Demonstrate evidence of our customers successes toward recovery
Recognize our customers and staff for all achievements made


Ensuring Quality
Improving Access
Increasing Communications
Enhancing Resource Development
Strengthening the Organization

The Consolidated Local Service Plan (CLSP) encompasses all of the service planning requirements for Local Mental Health Authorities.

Click here to view the  EHN Consolidated Local Service Plan