Frank W. Berry
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Welcome to the website of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).

Easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve.

Leading an accountable and effective continuum of care to support Georgians with behavioral health challenges, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in a dynamic health care environment.

Here you will find resources to address immediate needs regarding our services, agency-specific policies, information about health care providers and much more.

Please contact the central office or your regional office with any questions or concerns.


DBHDD would like to offer interested persons the opportunity to review its DRAFT Federal Fiscal Year 2016-2017 application for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Mental Health Block Grant Program. This application is due to SAMHSA on September 1st.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities would like to express our deepest sympathies to the victims of the tragic theater shooting incident in Lafayette, Louisiana and their families.
July 1, 2015 - Beacon Health Options (Beacon) announced today that it began serving individuals who qualify for Georgia’s Medicaid and state-funded behavioral health benefits. Beacon provides administrative services in support of DBHDD.
June 24, 2015 - See an update on the DBHDD Strategic Initiative and an overview of the Georgia Collaborative ASO.
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DBHDD has updated the vision and mission statements.
Georgia Collaborative ASO
May 22, 2015 - Our go-live date for certain behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities services remains July 1, 2015. However, certain activities will be phased beyond this date as part of our ongoing implementation.


This is the first annual report on mortality, mortality trends and related information pertaining to the health and quality of care received by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by DBHDD.
Commissioner Frank Berry presented the Proposed AFY16 & FY17 Budgets to the DBHDD Board on August 20, 2015.
The FY2015 manuals for community behavioral health providers, community developmental disabilities providers and community developmental disabilities providers of state-funded developmental disabilities services were updated June 1, 2015.
DBHDD is the state authority for behavioral health and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to establish an effective and accountable continuum of care that is sustainable in a dynamic health care environment. To support this goal, we are reshaping our organizational structure to create a centrally-managed model that is aligned by function.