Behavioral Health Services
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Welcome to the Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services.This division is one of nine major divisions within the Salt Lake County Department of Human Services.
- Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) is the Local Authority’s administrative arm regarding public mental health and substance use disorder systems of care.
- The Division oversees a managed-care system, responsible for all publicly funded behavioral health care services
- The Division manages the county’s pre-paid (at-risk), 55 million dollar behavioral health Medicaid plan for all county residents.
- The Division manages the county’s Alternative To Incarceration (ATI) programs
- The Division provides for a comprehensive continuum of services including:
o Prevention, health and wellness
o Crisis intervention
o Mental Health Treatment
o Substance Use Disorder Treatment
o Aftercare and recovery support (e.g., transitional housing, social support, employment, continued care, etc.)
The Division administers substance abuse Prevention and Treatment services under the direction of the Local Authority (County Council) in Salt Lake County. These services constitute the largest program in Utah for alcohol and drug prevention and treatment.
While the Division does not treat clients itself, it has a group of subcontracted treatment providers. The subcontracted Treatment Providers exist throughout Salt Lake County and are responsible for the care and treatment of the client. Additionally, the Division subcontracts with the University of Utah's Assessment & Referral Services to perform assessments as well as to offer free Interim Groups for individuals who may have to await admission into treatment.
Similarly, the Division also subcontracts with school districts and other Prevention Providers to deliver Universal, Selected, and Indicated Prevention Programs.
If you are seeking substance use disorder services for yourself or a loved one, you should read this: Effective Addiction Treatment