EMERGENCY: Call or text 988

Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services


We provide effective, compassionate care and services for children and adults with intellectual disability, mental illness, and/or substance abuse issues. Working in partnership with individuals, families, and communities, we provide an array of services to help people face the challenges of daily life and take positive steps toward recovery and self-determination. A vast network of provider agencies offers a full range of treatment options, including individual and family therapy, group therapy, and crisis intervention services to assist individuals and their families in emergency situations. Our services and supports are aimed at promoting resilience, recovery and wellness in children, youth, adults and families.

If you looking for a directory of our services, go to Network of Care. If you are unsure and need assistance about services, call 888-545-2600.

For more information about our services, see below.

Need help?

Suicide & Crisis Intervention Hotline: 215-686-4420
Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio: 888-628-9454

For non-emergencies:
Community Behavioral Health’s Member Services: 888-545-2600
A 24/7 helpline that helps direct people to available behavioral health resources, emergency services and treatment programs.

A non-judgmental “listening ear” operated by trained Certified Peer Specialists for Philadelphia Residents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, stress, and other life challenges.

A resource about behavioral health and intellectual disAbility services, laws, and related news.

A resource designed to provide awareness and education on behavioral health issues and offer helpful information.

A resource supporting behavioral health evidence based practice in Philadelphia.

Last modified: Oct 11, 2023 @ 9:54 am