Division of Behavioral Healthcare Services
14 Harrington Road Cranston, RI 02920
The Mental Health Unit of the Division of Behavioral Health is concerned with the monitoring and development of community and hospital mental health services, which include community support programs, general outpatient programs, housing and vocational programs, client operated business, complaint investigation and resolution, consumer rights, utilization review, Pre Admission Screening and Residential Review (PASRR) and program administration for clients entering or residing at a nursing home, consumer group liaison and criminal justice system program development.
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services (SATS) is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive statewide system of substance abuse, treatment and prevention activities. SATS develops, supports and advocates for high quality, accessible, comprehensive and clinically appropriate substance abuse prevention and treatment services in order to decrease the negative effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Rhode Island, and improve the overall behavioral health of Rhode Islanders.
The Prevention and Planning Unit provides planning assistance and services for the development and implementation of behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery support policies, programs and services. The Unit also administers federal Block and Formula Grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Department of Education.
The Financial Office is responsible for contract management and all financial matters for the Division.