The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) combines the services for mental health and drug and alcohol. This office provides a wide range of community-based services for adults suffering from mental illness and children with emotional disorders, as well as for those facing challenges with alcohol and other drugs. Services are planned, coordinated and monitored by OBH and are provided through contracts with private community agencies and hospitals.
The Office of Behavioral Health also oversees the prevention activities throughout Delaware County. Through a contracted provider, OBH is responsible for an annual poster contest, prom contest, Red Ribbon Week activities, and the creation of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug awareness Calendar. In addition, OBH contracts with community mental health agencies to provide prevention and support services to all Delaware County schools through the Student Assistance Program (SAP).
The Commonwealth mandatory managed care program for Medicaid recipients, Health Choices, was initiated in February of 1997. OBH was designated by the County as the office responsible for the implementation and oversight of this managed care program. As such, OBH oversees and monitors the contract with Magellan Behavioral Health for the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services for Medicaid recipients.
For more information, please contact the Office of Behavioral Health at (610) 713-2365. The office is located at 20 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082.