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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.

To report abuse and serious incidents call the QA/QI hotline: 462-2629


Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a detailed action plan aimed at reducing the number of overdose deaths in Rhode Island over the next three years. The action plan offers detailed policy reforms to prevent addiction, support treatment and promote recovery.
Read the action plan here

Have Your Voice Heard!

The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI (SUMHLC) needs to hear from you about substance use and mental health services in your community. They are holding five public forums to understand the capacity and skills of our service providers. Your input will help them create statewide training and technical assistance plans which will strengthen a behavioral health workforce to meet the needs of our communities. Find out when they will be in your community here

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.

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Voter Hotline for Voters with Disabilities
If you face barriers to voting or have questions about access to voting or voting rights, please contact the RI Disability Law Center’s

Voter Hotline: (401) 831-3150 (800) 733-5332 TTY: (401) 831-5335

Mental Health Summit Presentations on June 8th

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If you receive SSI or SSDI, and would like to work but are concerned that working would affect your benefits …this information session may be for you.

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BHDDH Bulletin March 2016

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