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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

A Stronger, Healthier Philadelphia

The mission of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
is to educate, strengthen, and serve individuals and communities so that all Philadelphians can thrive.

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DBHIDS directly serves over 150,000 people every year as we work toward a Philadelphia where every individual can achieve health, well-being, and self-determination.

Our Divisions at a Glance

Community Behavioral Health

Providing mental health and substance abuse services.

Intellectual disAbility Services

My City, My Place: Ensuring an everyday life for Philadelphians.


Behavioral Health Division

Providing behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) services for adults & children

Planning Innovation

Developing and implementing strategies to help improve and evolve DBHIDS.

Behavioral Health & Justice Division

Working towards reducing justice involvement for people with behavioral health challenges.

Administration, Finance & Quality

Supporting the provision of services in a fiscally responsible manner.

Our Community Health & Wellness Programs

Social Media Safety

Latest News

Upcoming Events

For community-led events related to services and supports for substance use, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral health, visit DBHIDS’ HealthyMindsPhilly site.

Learn about our Certified Peer Specialist training program →