The Behavioral Health & Developmental Services Division (BHDS) is part of the City of Virginia Beach's Department of Human Services and is responsible for planning, organizing, and providing treatment and services for people in our community who have Behavioral Health and/or Developmental Disabilities. BHDS serves children, adolescents and adults. ​​

Services are provided in various settings through the community including homes, schools, offices, residential settings, day programs and other locations. Staff and contracted service providers include, but are not limited to psychiatrists, nurses and medical staff, counselors, therapists, case managers and support coordinators, peer specialists, and administrators. 

The Department partners with community organizations, faith-based communities, businesses, schools and other local government agencies to provide the services people need.

Additional Contact Information

Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services

Including Same-Day Access

(757) 385-0511

Child & Youth Mental Health Services

Including Same-Day Access

(757) 385-0850

Emergency Mental Health Services

Available 24/7

(757) 385-0888

Informational Warmline

Available During Business Hours

(757) 385-0978