About Us

Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving over 60,000 adults and children annually. For over 50 years, Metrocare has provided a broad array of services to people with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health care, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, services for veterans and their families, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Alongside the clinical care, researchers and teachers from Metrocare’s Altshuler Center for Education & Research are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County while providing critical workforce to the state.

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Our Mission

At Metrocare, we serve our neighbors with developmental or mental health challenges by helping them find lives that are meaningful and satisfying.

Our Vision

We believe that regardless of challenges faced, the people we serve are able to find the meaning and satisfaction that they choose for their lives.

Our Values

We are accountable to those whom we serve, and to those from whom we receive support.

As advocates: when we lose, we don't give up; and when we win, we raise the bar.

We pursue quality of life for those whom we serve, and therefore require quality of services from our staff.

We seek a diverse and inclusive workplace in which to fulfill our mission.

Our History

Metrocare provides a comprehensive array of services and supports for people dealing with the challenges of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

 Governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the center was established in 1967 as Dallas County MHMR. Metrocare currently provides services to more than 62,000 individuals annually.

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Board of Trustees

The center was established in 1967 as Dallas County MHMR and is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court.

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Leadership Team

Metrocare's day-to-day operations are overseen by a team of professionals led by the Chief Executive Officer.

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The Purchasing Department’s responsibilities include the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services. Metrocare assumes no liability for payments and obligations except those incurred in accordance with Metrocare's purchasing procedures.

Did You Know


Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness


Texans have a mental illness and would benefit from treatment


children received care from Metrocare last year

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Grateful for Staff Like Jodi Tartir

Jodi serves some of our City’s most vulnerable neighbors. Metrocare’s Safe Haven Housing Program provides housing and daily on-site case management to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and have co-occurring physical health and mental health needs. No barrier, no struggle, and no need is too complex for Jodi to tackle.

November 24, 2020

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Finding Gratitude in the Simple

For many, the holidays can bring about a mix of emotions – joy, celebration, wonder, and community, as well as grief, sadness, loneliness, and loss. This year the holiday means something unique for all of us. Are you spending Thanksgiving physically distant from family and friends this year? Check out a few tips on how to make this year physciall but not socially distant! 

November 24, 2020

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Mental Health Superhero: Dr. Carol North 

This month we're celebrating the superheroes that make the work happen at Metrocare Services. Today is ​Dr. Carol North.

September 05, 2020

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