You can get information about services by calling the Access HelpLine at 1 (888) 793-4357 (7WE-HELP), 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by calling a behavioral health provider of your choice. Individuals with hearing impairments can call our TDD line at (202) 673-7500 for services and information.
The main telephone number for the Department of Behavioral Health is (202) 673-7440, weekdays between 8:15 am and 4:45 pm.
Select from the following links for more information about the Department of Behavioral Health.
- Emergency Services
- Important DBH Telephone Numbers: Use these numbers to reach specific sections of the Department of Behavioral Health. Hours of operation generally are weekdays between 8:15 am and 4:45 pm unless otherwise noted.
- Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests: Deon Merene, FOIA Officer, (202) 673-1935
- Service Provider Meeting Schedule [PDF]
- 2012-2017 Supportive Housing Strategic Plan [PDF]