Human Services / behavioral-health

Behavioral Health & Development


The mission of the Washington County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is to provide holistic, person-centered services and supports for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with Mental Health, Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) of Washington County offers a continuum of behavioral and developmental health services for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and transition age youth utilizing its system of providers funded either directly through the BHDS office or through Beacon Health Options.

From crisis emergencies to case management, our office works to ensure the quality of service through Consumer Satisfaction Survey Team Surveys, Incident Management (including Root Cause Analysis), Evidence Based Practices, oversight of Residential Programs, utilization of the Quality Management Committee and monthly monitoring of Community Support Program (CSP) state hospital discharges and diversions.

We strive to ensure that services are designed to facilitate recovery, resiliency, and promote the principles of "Everyday Lives" through meaningful community participation.

Our agency is committed to providing a system of care with individualized care plans.

Our system of care consists of the following treatment and support services:  

  • Mental Health (Behavioral Health and Developmental Services)
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disability/Autism Program
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Child and Adolescent Services

Through our agencies’ system of care, we provide the following support services and assistance to those in our system and/ or under our care:

  • Crisis Care
  • Care Management
  • Out-Patient Mental Health Services
  • Mobile Medication
  • Assertive Community Treatment Teams
  • In-patient Treatment Services
    • Acute Inpatient Behavioral Health
    • Hospitalization
  • Transitional Treatment Services
  • Partial Hospital Treatment
  • Supported Employment
  • Recovery Oriented Services
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Peer Services
  • Residential and Housing Services 

At Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS), we also work closely with Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (WDAC)  to provide a wholistic, integrated care model approach to those who suffer from substance use disorders. 

It is our pleasure to serve and provide the highest quality of care for you. 

Please call 724-228-6832 for more information.

Jennifer Scott, Behavioral Health and Development Services Administrator
[email protected]
Tel: 724-228-6892


95 W Beau St, Washington, PA 15301 | 724-228-6700