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Welcome To The Office Of Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities

Welcome To The Office Of Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities

Our Vision

The Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities system will be a partnership of consumers, family members, service providers and policy makers which creates options responsive to individual needs and preferences.

Our Mission

To provide quality care as well as the delivery of efficient public services and supports for individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities so that they can increase their opportunities and abilities to lead lives of dignity and independence. Acknowledging that Recovery is an ongoing process, MH/DD is committed to promoting personal growth, choice, and inclusion of consumers in their community.

For Immediate Crisis Services in Berks County

Please call: 610-379-2007

Suicide Prevention Initiative

About MH/DD

The MH/ID Act of 1966 established the MH/DD Program. The PA Department of Human Services through the Office of Developmental Programs, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning regulates the Program. The federal, state and local government funds it. Through its contracted provider network, it administers a broad array of services for individuals and families.

Programs and Services

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Mental Health County-Funded Treatment and Support Services

For individuals without insurance and services not covered by Medical Assistance (Medicaid) 

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Intellectual Disability (ID)/ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services

Community services and supports for individuals with an ID or ASD

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HealthChoices Program

For Medical Assistance (Medicaid) recipients and providers

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Early Intervention Services

Services provided to children from birth to age 3 with developmental delays 

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Child and Adolescent Service System Program

Service planning for children and families involved with 2 or more child serving systems

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Emergency Behavioral Health

Berks County response plan after a disaster or emergency

Information and Resources

Housing Information

For assistance with housing, please call or email Service Access Management at:

Phone:  (610) 236-0530 or toll free (877) 236-4600

E-mail:  housingassistance@sam-inc.org