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 (BHDDA) is located within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) carries out responsibilities specified in the Michigan Mental Health Code (Public Act 258 of 1974 as amended) and the Michigan Public Health Code (Public Act 368 of 1978 as amended).  It also administers Medicaid Waivers for people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and it administers prevention and treatment services for substance use disorders.  The administration establishes the policy directions and standards for the statewide system including Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP) services to children and adults, Substance Abuse prevention and treatment, Autism Services to Children and families, problem gambling addictions services and State Hospital Centers.

The Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA) services and supports in Michigan are delivered through a county-based community mental health services programs (CMHSPs).  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), along with 46 regional Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSPs) and 10 Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs), contracts public funds for mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and developmental disability services.  Medicaid funds, which are paid on a per Medicaid-eligible capitated basis, are contracted thru Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs), three of which are single county Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) and seven of which are regional entities. Substance Abuse services are purchased through the 10 Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) and delivered through local Recovery Oriented Systems of Care.

Each region is required to have an extensive array of services that allows for maximizing choice and control on the part of individuals in need of service. Individual plans of service are developed using a person-centered planning process for adults and family driven and youth guided services for children.  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is actively promoting the values defined by the 298 stakeholders workgroup found at www.michigan.gov/stakeholder298.  Outpatient mental health services are available through Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs) for persons who are not eligible for Medicaid Services through Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) and their Community Mental Health (CMH) networks.