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.


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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. Our program divisions are: 

  • Behavioral Health
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Hospital Services

For help accessing DBHDD services in your area, contact your regional field office.