What We Do

Roadmap_cover_sm_web_new.pngIn order to ensure that an array of community services are available and accessible to Montgomery County residents, the County Office of Mental Health plans, funds, administers, and monitors services that are provided by private community agencies licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This mental health service system is designed to offer adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities and children with social, emotional, and behavioral disorders an individualized, comprehensive network of support.

The County Office of Behavioral Health is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the HealthChoices program, Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care program. The program provides mental health and drug/alcohol treatment services to residents eligible for Medical Assistance (MA). The Office of Behavioral Health, though a partnership with Magellan Behavioral Health Services, manages the delivery of services to our eligible members. The oversight of this program is accomplished through an integrated approach with our Offices of Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Children & Youth, Juvenile Probation, and other human service offices.

Many services are covered by private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Others are funded in whole or in part by the County.

To find out if the mental/behavioral health system can help you or a member of your family, contact the case management office that serves your area.

Mission Statement of Mental/Behavioral Health Office of Montgomery County
To promote wellness and recovery by creating an environment where all people are empowered to have freedom to make choices about their lives, to pursue their personal goals, and to do so with dignity, and the respect of others.

Montgomery County’s Offices of Mental/Behavioral Health are committed to providing our participants with the highest quality services, which are easily accessible, respectful of the individual and family, welcoming, and focused on the unique needs of each individual. We ensure this commitment through demonstrable and sustained improvement in projects concerning significant aspects of clinical care that affect participants’ mental health status, satisfaction, and overall functioning. Our Quality Management Program is based on the principles of recovery and every individual’s right to the highest quality of life attainable for that person.