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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.

Please Join Us on August 31st

Hope you can join us at the International Overdose Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil on Aug 31st.
Click here for more details.

Director Montanaro Interview on RI Public Radio

Listen to Director Maria Montanaro's interview regarding
Eleanor Slater Hospital on RI Public Radio with Kristin Gourlay.
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Save the Date!
2015 Rally4Recovery, September 19 at the Roger Williams National Memorial


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Join us for the 2015 Rally4Recovery Kick-off event on Friday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m. on the quad at RI College.

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The 2015 Rally4Recovery team is looking for volunteers!

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The New England School of Best Practices program will take place August 24 – 27, 2015 in
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.


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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:

bhddh.acaquestions@bhddh.ri.gov