- Welcome to Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration Welcome to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration Web Site. The Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration is located within the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). The administration carries out responsibilities specified in the Michigan Mental Health Code, the Michigan Public Health Code and administers Medicaid Waivers for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and substance disorders.
Mental Health and Developmental Disability services in Michigan are delivered through a county-based community mental health services programs (CMHSPs). MDCH, along with 46 regional Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs), contracts public funds for mental health, and developmental disability services. Medicaid funds, which are paid on a per Medicaid- eligible capitated basis, are contracted with CMHSPs, or affiliations of CMHSPs, as Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs). Substance Abuse services are provided through the 10 PIHPs. In addition to information about supports and services, CMHSPs, and current Department activities, you will find on these web pages spotlights on important upcoming events, and links to helpful resources.
Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW) Transition Plan, Amendment (c) and Amendment (b)(4) ; Stakeholder Letter for SEDW Amendment and Transition Plan
Healthy Michigan Plan Frequently Asked Questions About Specialty Behavioral Health Services
Mental health services for adults who have a mental illness, children and youth who have an emotional disturbance, and persons who have a developmental disability.
Programs for substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery
Behavioral Health and Physical Health Care Integration
Training to provide individuals with the basic tools required to assist others in case of a developing mental illness, or mental health crisis situation.
Information about Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders
Information about mental health and substance abuse reporting requirements