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Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Southeast Regional Planning and Implementation

To improve regional coordination of behavioral health care, the five counties of southeast Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) are working together on a regional approach to specialized support services for persons with serious and persistent mental illness.

As individuals are ready for discharge from State Hospitals and ready to transition back to their local communities, the counties are developing specialized residential resources to meet individual’s unique needs. The benefits of a regional approach to specialized supports include:

  • Providing counties with access to new supports and services in adjacent counties
  • Giving consumers access to needed services, even if the consumer is not a resident of the county where the service is located
  • Allowing the county mental health systems to achieve operational and financial efficiencies in the services offered to individuals
  • Fill in local service and supports “gaps” through cooperative resource utilization
  • Improve the quality of mental health care across the entire region
  • Functions as the central contact for regional specialty services

For more information about the efforts of the S.E. Regional Mental Health Services Coordination Office contact Tory Bright at: 1-610-313-0924