There are a wide variety of behavioral health programs available in Pennsylvania that can help with finding information on numerous treatment initiatives. These treatment options have been put in place to help children, adolescents, and adults. Options include both private pay and publicly funded programs.
Here are some of the types of services that exist:
Please call or fill out our contact form to learn more about the services available in your area.
PACA MH/DS (Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services)
The Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services represents county mental health and intellectual disability program administrators from all of Pennsylvania’s counties. This website provides a County MH/ID Contact list.
DMVA (PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs)
The website of Pennsylvania's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) helps to provide resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's nearly one million veterans and their families, quality care for aging and disabled veterans, and prepare the Pennsylvania National Guard for their designated roles and responsibilities.
US Department of Veterans Affairs
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of information regarding Health Care, Benefits, Career Training, and other services. This website is designed for veterans, family members and spouses, employees, and businesses.
ASERT (The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative)
The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) is a key strategy of the Department of Human Services Bureau of Autism Services for meeting the needs of Pennsylvanians with autism and their family members, community members, and the providers who support them. The ASERT Resource Center offers information about local, regional, and statewide events, professional trainings, community resources, services, current research, and other relevant information.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
DDAP (Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs)
The mission of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Program is to engage, coordinate, and lead the commonwealth's effort to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction and abuse; and promote recovery. The program's website offers information on potential benefits; locating a provider; and overdose awareness, among other drug and alcohol relevant topics.
DDAP Compulsive and Problem Gambling
This website is designed to raise awareness regarding problem gambling, along with providing the Pennsylvania Problem Gambling Helpline phone number. This website also contains links to what problem gambling is; the warning signs; what a person could lose by engaging in problem gambling; and facts and myths about problem gambling.
APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are trained staff and volunteers who can answer questions and provide objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance.
The Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE), the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly Needs Enhancement Tier (PACENET), and PACE plus Medicare are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents, age 65 and older.
DHS (Pennsylvania Department of Human Services)
This is the main website for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.
COMPASS is an online application that allows Pennsylvanians (Adults and Children) the ability to screen for, apply for, and renew many health and human service programs. They include: Medical Assistance (MA), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), Long Term Care Services, etc.
DHS SPBP (Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program)
This program provides service to individuals with behavioral health needs who do not respond to first-line drug therapies and who are not eligible for pharmaceutical coverage under Medicaid. This website provides information regarding the atypical antipsychotic medications that are covered, questions and answers, eligibility, and contact information.
DHS OCDEL (Office of Child Development and Early Learning)
Increasing evidence has emerged to show that children's learning opportunities in the years before kindergarten have an important effect on their performance in school and ultimately their ability to contribute to society as adults. Through the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania is helping our children, families, teachers and communities reach their promise.
DHS OMHSAS (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
OMHSAS is committed to providing mental health and substance abuse services and supports that embrace its Mission and Vision that every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.
PA Recovery (DHS Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
This website falls under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), and helps to ensure that every individual who is served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system has the opportunity for growth, recovery, and inclusion in their community, along with the chance to enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.
DHS ODP-ID (Office of Developmental Programs)
This website provides information regarding the ever evolving intellectual and developmental disability service system. It is evolving from one focused on providing service in large institutions – often far from a person’s home and community -- to one based on a flexible and dynamic system of supports and services close to home and community. The new system is tailored to the needs of persons living in their home community which include community residential and day support services.
DHS ODP-BAS (Bureau of Autism Services)
This website provides information regarding the Department of Human Services' efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of Pennsylvanians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to support their families and caregivers.
DOH (Pennsylvania Department of Health)
This is the main page for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Department's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.
DOH Special Kids Network
The Special Kids Network assists children and youth with special health care needs to get the services and supports they require in order to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential. This program is offered through the PA Department of Health.