Permian Basin Community Centers

Permian Basin Community Centers is a public agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals with behavioral health needs in West Texas. We deliver high quality services to eight counties across the region. We pledge to serve the public as effectively and efficiently as possible.

If you are a veteran and have questions regarding your health, the MHMRs in Texas could be the answer. There are 38 centers in Texas that help veterans with trained and caring professionals. You probably live next to one and simply are not aware of the help that is so near to you. These centers strive to develop services for persons in a wide variety of areas. Some veterans have recently experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are getting the information that is helping them get their lives back on track.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others' lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening. Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. These events can include: Combat or military exposure Child sexual or physical abuse Terrorist attacks Sexual or physical assault Serious accidents, such as a car wreck Natural disasters, such as a fire, tornado, hurricane, flood, or earthquake After the event, you may feel scared, confused, or angry. If these feelings don't go away or they get worse, you may have PTSD. These symptoms may disrupt your life, making it hard to continue with your daily activities.

Permian Basin Community Centers is the local authority for mental health and mental retardation services.  PBCC also provides Early Childhood Intervention services as well as chemical dependency services.  Service fees are based on a sliding scale. Permian Basin Community Centers is a public entity that is governed by a local Board of Trustees.  The center was formed in 1969 by the city of Midland.  More counties were added as years went on.  Private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are accepted.  The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) contracts for mental health and chemical dependency services, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) contracts for mental retardation services, and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) contracts for Early Childhood Intervention services, allowing the implementation of a sliding fee scale, which lowers the cost to the consumer.

Mental Health Services
PBCC provides outpatient services for mental health clients.

IDD Services
PBCC provides both service coordination and rehabilitation services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency Services
PBCC provides a variety of programs to persons in need of chemical dependency services.

Early Childhood Intervention Program
Services are provided for children ages 0 to 3 who are identified as developmentally delayed.

HIV Services
HIV and Dual Diagnosis services are also provided.

Era of Service: 
Career Phase: 
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
No Minimum Discharge