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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)
Welcome to the BHDDH website! BHDDH administers a system of care that provides services for more than 50,000 Rhode Islanders with mental health and substance abuse issues, developmental disabilities, and chronic long-term medical and psychiatric conditions. As we continue to provide services for our most vulnerable populations, we also continue to navigate the changing landscape of healthcare reform. We are striving to establish and direct a system of care that provides access to high quality, coordinated services. It is essential that our services are robust, highly responsive and person-centered, incorporating the principles of self-determination, supports, choice and planning, and recovery.

Learn More about SLAs in RI

Read Director Montanaro's latest newsletter about Shared Living Arrangements (SLA)

and learn more about SLAs in Rhode Island.

Eleanor Slater lab gets high marks from Joint Commission

Read about the story here

Excited to welcome Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz to Eleanor Slater Hospital

Read the profile of Dr. McCance-Katz by G. Wayne Miller published in the Providence Journal

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Mental Health Summit Presentations on June 8th

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If you are a BHDDH-licensed provider with questions about the Affordable Care Act, please send them to: