About Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

  1. About BH/DS
  2. Programs & Services
  3. Administrative Contacts
  4. Resources

BH/DS History & Information:

Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BH/DS) was established in 1966 and is regulated by the state Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), the State Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), and the State Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) under the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

BH/DS is a tax-funded agency, that utilizes State, Federal and County dollars to support our programs. BH/DS is mandated by state and federal law to provide services to children age birth to three years old who have developmental delays and individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. 

Due to our funding sources, some services are at no cost to families, like Support Coordination and Case Management while other services require co-pays based upon income. 

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services: Administrative Office
150 North Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603
 Telephone: 717-299-8021  Fax: 717-295-3680