DBHDD operates state hospitals and provides for community-based services across the state through contracted providers. The department serves people living with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or any combination of these. As Georgia’s public safety net, our primary responsibility is to serve people who are uninsured. We also serve individuals on Medicaid and others with few resources or options.
DBHDD operates six regional field offices across Georgia. Each field office manages a community-based system of care for the people in its catchment area, and also coordinates with DBHDD’s state hospitals to facilitate transitions into the community. The field offices work with community partners throughout their regions.