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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 Intellectual disAbility Services

Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS) is an administrative entity under contract with the Pa. Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Programs to administer services in Philadelphia County. IDS works with the Commonwealth and service providers to offer quality supports and services so individuals will have choices in their lives, meaningful relationships, and the opportunity to participate in their community as valued citizens.

We at IDS keep the emphasis on “ability,” rather than disability, so we use the big “A” and little “d” in spelling our name, which can be seen on our letterhead, signage, and elsewhere.

As with all divisions of DBHIDS, the division’s ultimate goal is to meet the needs of all Philadelphians, focusing specifically on quality, value, and outcomes.

The teams at IDS include:

  • Administration
  • Community Services Management Team/ Risk Management Team
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Fiscal/Operations
  • Individual Community Support Team
  • Supports and Services Connection Team/Administrative Services Management Team
  • Training and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • START Services

Our Services

Addiction Services

People and their family members want to have an “everyday life” that is typical of the general population, and DBHIDS supports these values. To learn more about the Values, Beliefs, and Guidelines of Philadelphia IDS, use the links below.

Contact Us

701 Market St., Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 685-5900

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