About Metrocare

Our Mission

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

About Our Work

Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in North Texas, serving over 50,000 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.

Metrocare upholds the person-centered philosophy to focus care on the needs of individual. We take care to ensure that people’s preferences, needs and values guide clinical decisions and to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to those we serve. We see ourselves as partners in healing with our clients and their support network.

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Our Values


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


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


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


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

Our History

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 55,000 individuals annually, making us the largest community mental health center in the North Texas Region.

Related Information

Board of Trustees

The center is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court.

Leadership Team

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


The Purchasing Department’s procures the supplies, materials, equipment, and services needed for operations.

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