- About Us
Improving the health and wellness of all Philadelphians.
Welcome to the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), part of the City’s Office of Health and Human Services. Our department is proud to offer behavioral health care, intellectual disability supports and early intervention services in one comprehensive integrated system.
The mission of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is to educate, strengthen, and serve individuals and communities so that all Philadelphians can thrive.
We envision a Philadelphia where every individual can achieve health, well-being, and self-determination.
2020-2021 DBHIDS Annual Report
DBHIDS has seven divisions:
- Division of Behavioral Health
- Division of Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
- Division of Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
- Division of the Chief Medical Officer
- Division of Planning Innovation
- Division of Administration, Finance, and Quality
- Behavioral Health and Justice Division
Our services are offered through a network of provider agencies. We also collaborate with the Philadelphia School District, the child welfare and judicial systems, and other stakeholders. It is through our many partnerships that we are able to serve Philadelphians who need our help and support.
At DBHIDS, we have a responsibility to serve the city’s most vulnerable people as evidenced by our longstanding commitment to recovery, resilience, and self-determination. Traditionally, we have prioritized services to individuals who are experiencing a health-related condition or intellectual disability to improve their outcomes. While that focus remains, we have extended our reach and impact.
Today, we are striving to serve everyone in the community—not just those with a diagnosis. We take an active role in promoting the health and wellness of all Philadelphians through our population health approach. By empowering the entire community to take charge of their health, DBHIDS helps create a Philadelphia in which every resident can thrive.
DBHIDS Strategic Framework (P.A.C.E.: Prioritizing to Address our Changing Environment)