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Berks County Mental Health Resources

Welcome to the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) Mental Health Community Resources website for Administrators, Mental Health Workers, Parents, and Students. This page was developed to provide free resources and local information to help you support your well-being and mental health. We encourage you to explore this page and share it with members of our community. 

Local Hotlines & Immediate Support

Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
  • Submit anonymous tips and ensure that the right people get contacted
  • Contact 1-844-723-2729 or download the Safe2Say Something Mobile App

211 Hotline - United Way

From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can get connected to resources in your community using the United Way 211 Hotline.
  • Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.
  • Help is available in multiple languages and is completely confidential.

Mental Health Services of Berks County

The County of Berks offers a variety of programs and resources to provide efficient public services to the community.
  • County of Berks also offers the RUOK? 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline.
  • For immediate crisis assistance, contact: 610-379-2007 Or text ruOK to 484-816-ruOK (7865)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 is the nationwide 3-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services in the United States.

For instant support, dial this number at any time to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Berks County LOSS Team (Local Outreach for Survivors of Suicide)

The Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance in partnership with The Berks County MH/DD program and Suicide Prevention Task Force has launched the Berks County LOSS team (Local Outreach for Survivors of Suicide).

The Berks County LOSS team is available to provide critical, immediate support for those left behind. Referrals can be made by completing the form at https://grmha.org/loss-team/, by emailing lossteam@grmha.org or by calling 610-775-3000 (option 0).

Once a referral is received, we will respond to the bereaved within 48 hours. Resources and services are provided at no cost.

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Learn about different types of mental health conditions and factors that may influence an individual’s well-being by clicking on each tile.
















Counseling & Services in Berks County

We all need help from time to time but sometimes we do not where to start. Included within each tab are counseling services, rehabs and other services that may be of help for yourself or someone in need. Click each title to learn more.
Counseling & Behavior Health
Disability Services
Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens
Government Assistance
Medical Supplies
Pharmacies (A-M)
Pharmacies (N-Z)

Food Banks: 

Friends, Inc

Helping Harvest

New Journey Community Outreach

Salvation Army

Twin Valley Food Pantry

Wilson Food Pantry


Soup Kitchens:

Church of God
Phone: (610) 374-0790 
Schuylkill Ave. 130 West Buttonwood St., Reading, PA

Hopewell Mennonite Church
Phone: (610) 373-3907 
45 S 6th St., Reading, PA   

Kennedy House
Phone: (610)  378-1947    
532 Spruce St., Reading, PA  

New Journey

Phone: (610) 375-2662 
138 S 6th St., Reading, PA

Visit the PA Government Benefits Website to access applications for government benefits such as:

-Medical Assistance 

-Food stamps

-Cash assistance  


Berks County Pharmacies:

Adams And Bright Drug Store Pharmacy
306 State Street Hamburg, PA
Phone: 610-562-2738

Bauses Super Drug Store Pharmacy
42 East Philadelphia Avenue Boyertown, PA
Phone: 610-367-8641

Birdsboro Pharmacy
330 West Main Street Birdsboro, PA
Phone: 610-582-4005

Blandon Pharmacy
104 Anna Avenue Blandon, PA
Phone: 610-944-8899

CVS Pharmacy
2645 Shillington Road Reading, PA
Phone: 610-678-9054

CVS Pharmacy
2800 Conrad Weiser Parkway Womelsdorf, PA
Phone: 610-589-4417

CVS Pharmacy
3498 North 5th Street Highway Reading, PA
Phone: 610-929-9864

CVS Pharmacy
1149 Benjamin Franklin Highway Douglassville, PA
Phone: 610-385-4300

CVS Pharmacy
1303 Lancaster Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-796-3103

CVS Pharmacy
45 Constitution Boulevard Kutztown, PA
Phone: 610-683-7349

CVS Pharmacy
1054 Shoemaker Avenue Shoemakersville, PA
Phone: 610-562-2454

CVS Pharmacy
906 West Leesport Road Leesport, PA
Phone: 610-208-8612

CVS Pharmacy
8565 Allentown Pike Blandon, PA
Phone: 610-916-2499

CVS Pharmacy
103 Old Lancaster Pike Reading, PA
Phone: 610-777-4760

CVS Pharmacy
544 Penn Street Reading, PA
Phone: 610-376-2729

CVS Pharmacy
2001 North 11th Street Reading, PA
Phone: 610-921-1200

Dougs Family Pharmacy
101 Darby Square Morgantown, PA
Phone: 610-286-0496

Esterbrook Pharmacy
301 South 7th Avenue West Reading, PA
Phone: 610-376-6542

Giant Pharmacy
2104 Van Reed Road Reading, PA
Phone: 610-670-5426

Giant Pharmacy
4320 North 5th Street Highway Temple, PA
Phone: 610-939-2644

Giant Pharmacy
2641 Shillington Road Reading, PA
Phone: 610-678-3335

Giant Pharmacy
600 East Lancaster Avenue Shillington, PA
Phone: 610-777-0027

Giant Pharmacy
4655 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-406-9644

Lutheran Apothecary Pharmacy
1 South Home Avenue Topton, PA
Phone: 610-682-1278

Berks County Pharmacies:

Pharmerica Pharmacy
1011 Berks Road Leesport, PA
Phone: 610-373-1600

Redners Markets Pharmacy
5471 Pottsville Pike Leesport, PA
Phone: 610-926-3129

Rite Aid Pharmacy
2210 State Hill Road Wyomissing, PA
Phone: 610-378-1465

Rite Aid Pharmacy
2320 Penn Avenue West Lawn, PA
Phone: 610-378-1465

Rite Aid Pharmacy
12 Douglassville Shopping Center Douglassville, PA
Phone: 610-385-6643

Rite Aid Pharmacy
500 East Lancaster Avenue Shillington, PA
Phone: 610-775-0307

Rite Aid Pharmacy
2962 Saint Lawrence Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-779-3120

Rite Aid Pharmacy
670 Philadelphia Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-77-8278

Rite Aid Pharmacy
3145 Main Street Morgantown, PA
Phone: 610-286-0920

Rite Aid Pharmacy
5370 Allentown Pike Temple, PA
Phone: 610-929-1367

Rite Aid Pharmacy
420 North 3rd Street Womelsdorf, PA
Phone: 610-589-4186

Rite Aid Pharmacy
3215 North 5th Street Highway Reading, PA
Phone: 610-929-9775

Rite Aid Pharmacy
525 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA
Phone: 610-373-5241

Rite Aid Pharmacy
418 Penn Street Reading, PA
Phone: 610-373-4511

Rite Aid Pharmacy
4280 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-779-3266

Rite Aid Pharmacy
23 North Elm Street Kutztown, PA
Phone: 610-683-5520

Rite Aid Pharmacy
524 North 6th Street Reading, PA
Phone: 610-374-6282

Rite Aid Pharmacy
807 South Fourth Street Hamburg, PA
Phone: 610-562-9454

Sams Club Pharmacy
5314 Allentown Pike Temple, PA
Phone: 610-929-5357

Shurfine Market Pharmacy
4724 Penn Avenue Sinking Spring, PA
Phone: 610-678-1567

Target Pharmacy (CVS)
4220 North 5th Street Highway Temple, PA
Phone: 610-921-5141

Target Pharmacy (CVS)
2769 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA
Phone: 610-374-9942

Target Pharmacy (CVS)
4599 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 484-651-1921

The Community Pharmacy
145 North 6th Street Reading, PA
Phone: 610-208-4660

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
1170 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-845-8777

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
2 East Philadelphia Avenue Boyertown, PA
Phone: 610-845-8777

Walmart Pharmacy
5900 Perkiomen Avenue Reading, PA
Phone: 610-582-7288

Walmart Pharmacy
1135 Berkshire Boulevard Wyomissing, PA
Phone: 610-376-5911

Walmart Supercenter Pharmacy
567 Pennsylvania 100 Bechtelsville, PA
Phone: 610-367-1052

Walmart Supercenter Pharmacy
5370 Allentown Pike Temple, PA
Phone: 610-939-0616

Walmart Supercenter Pharmacy
100 Crossings Boulevard Elverson, PA
Phone: 610-913-2012

Weis Markets Pharmacy
2759 Papermill Road Reading, PA
Phone: 610-736-9333

Weis Markets Pharmacy
552 State Street Hamburg, PA
Phone: 610-562-3795

Weis Markets Pharmacy
61 King’s Plaza Oley, PA
Phone: 610-987-9877

Weis Markets Pharmacy
15260 Kutztown Road Kutztown, PA
Phone: 610-683-5263

Weis Markets Pharmacy 
2020 North 13th Street Reading, PA
Phone: 610-929-4747

Wernersville State Hospital Pharmacy 
300 Sportsman Road Wernersville, PA
Phone: 610-670-4115

West Reading Drug Store Pharmacy
538 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA
Phone: 610-375-4366

911 – Dial for Emergencies 

Safe Berks – 24-hour Crisis Hotline
                       English – 610-372-9540
                       Spanish – 610-372-7463

Berks County Children and Youth – 610-478-6700

Mary’s Shelter – 610-376-1973

St Joseph Hospital – 610-378-2000

Reading Hospital – 484-628-8000

Free Narcan Kit – Berks County Residents only 

Free Medication Lock Boxes and Medication Disposable Bags – Berks County Residents only 

‘The Response’ Magazine – SOS Berks’ magazine, The Response,  covers issues related to the opioid epidemic and addiction prevention and recovery in Berks County. All issues are available to read online or download for free. 

BARTA: Provides bus services to Reading and surrounding areas.
Individual fares and monthly passes are available. 

Contact BARTA for fare and route information:

(610) 921-0601      
1700 N 11th St., Reading, PA  19604        


BARTA Specialized Services: Specialized transportation is available Monday-Friday to
persons who are elderly or ADA eligible. Free and reduced fare services available.

Contact BARTA for an application:

(610) 921-2361      
1700 North 11th St., Reading PA  19604  


Inter-City Bus Terminal: Bus transportation to areas beyond Reading and nearby zones.

 (610) 374-3182  
20 N. 3rd Street, Reading, PA  19601  


Reading Metro Taxi: (610) 374-5111  


Supportive Concepts for Families:  Transportation for medical appointments.
Handicapped accessible. Sliding scale fee.  

(610) 372-7712       


Western Berks Ambulance Association: Wheelchair transportation for medical and non-medical
appointments (i.e., shopping mall). Flat rate for 20 miles or less. Flat rate plus mileage for over 20 miles.

(610) 678-1545        

Contact Information

School Mental Health Supports and Resources County School Based Interagency Coordinator

Dr. Sara George
Assistant Director- Student Services and K-12 Education
PASAP Board of Directors
Safe Berks Board of Directors

Office of Early Childhood and Student Services
Berks County Intermediate Unit

1111 Commons Boulevard | P.O. Box 16050
Reading, PA 19612-6050
Phone: 610-987-8656
E-mail: sargeo@berksiu.org

Berks County CASSP Coordinator

Gregory J. Gerdeman, LSW
Berks County CASSP Coordinator
MH/DD Program
Berks County Services Center

633 Court Street, 8th Floor
Reading, PA 19601

610-478-3271, extension 6584
610-478-4980 fax

Deputy Administrator

Michele Ruano-Weber, MA, CPRP
Deputy Administrator
Berks County MH/DD Program

633 Court Street, 8th floor
Reading, PA 19601

610-478-3271, extension 6582 (Work)
610-478-4980 (Fax)

Chimes-Holcomb Crisis


This page was developed in partnership with Berks County Intermediate Unit School Counselors and Student Interns

On the behalf of the Berks County Intermediate Unit, we thank our student interns from the BCIU Learning Academy at Thomas Ford for their commitment and dedication to this project and Mrs. Jessica Bailey, school counselor, for her Leadership of this team on this project development. From the planning to the execution, their contributions have been instrumental to the success of this resource site.

Their leadership, organization, and input have amounted to this huge and widespread result we are all seeing today. We appreciate your support to the students, families, and community members/organizations in Berks County. Thank you again for your time and effort. We wish you success in all of your future endeavors!

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