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The mission of the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is to support prevention, treatment, resiliency, and recovery for District residents with mental health and substance use disorders through the delivery of high-quality, integrated services.
Summary of Services
The DBH will: 1) ensure that every individual seeking services is assessed for both mental health and substance use disorder needs; 2) develop the ability of the provider network to treat co-occurring disorders; 3) establish and measure outcomes for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders as well as single illnesses with recovery as the goal; 4) consolidate and enhance provider monitoring to ensure high quality service; and 5) establish a single credentialing process for both mental health and substance use disorder providers.