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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services


Division of Community Behavioral Health

Visit the dedicated Community Behavioral Health page at CBHphilly.org.

For more than a quarter-century, CBH has worked to provide access to high-quality, accountable care to improve the health and mental wellness of our members.

If you are enrolled in Medicaid, you are likely a Member of CBH. CBH works with state partners at the Pa. Department of Human Services through the Pa HealthChoices program.

You’re strong—we know, but it’s OK to not be OK. And you don’t have to go at it alone. CBH’s network of providers is here to help you and your loved ones heal. CBH is your mental health and wellness connection, leading you to the services that best fit your needs.

CBH is here for you.


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices program and CBH offer a special opportunity help improve and expand access to care for mental health and addiction for Philadelphians in need. Achieving this aim requires a strong partnership between officials who build and manage public resources and behavioral health professionals whose clinical expertise and compassion can make a real difference in the lives of our City’s most vulnerable citizens. 

Community Behavioral Health (CBH) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia to provide mental health and substance abuse services for Philadelphia County Medicaid recipients.

CBH Providers


Supported through state funding, CBH works in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide vital behavioral health services. Today, CBH is responsible for providing behavioral health coverage for the City’s 420,000 Medicaid recipients. Its primary activities include:

  • Authorizing payment for behavioral health services
  • Requiring provider agencies to deliver effective and medically necessary services
  • Achieving management and operational efficiencies to lower healthcare costs

For more information about CBH, call 215-413-3100.

Information related to Community Behavioral Health’s governing documents, conflict of interest policy, financial statements, and Forms 990 are available upon request. To obtain this information, please submit a written request to:

Community Behavioral Health
Attn: CBH Secretary/Treasurer
Finance Department
801 Market St., 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107

Last modified: Jul 16, 2024 @ 9:11 am