Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM MAPPING INITIATIVE
Resources During COVID-19
- For a mental health emergency, call Valley Creek Crisis Intervention anytime at 610-280-3270.
- For non-emergency situations call Valley Creek’s Warm Line at 866-846-2722
- For support and referrals from the state, call PA’s Help & Referral Line at 855-284-2494
- Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities administration and Supports Coordination
- Intake-Please call 610-344-6029 and leave a message
- Incident management and investigation
- Individual Support Plan review
- Provider technical assistance
- Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities administration and Supports Coordination is operating at full capacity. All staff are working remotely.
EI Administration and Services Coordination
- Offices- Early Intervention SC Unit and administration is fully operating. The Service Coordination Unit is receiving referrals, conducting intake meetings, and developmental evaluations virtually via tele-intervention, which remains the priority and the preferred mode of intervention. For general assistance, please call: 610-344-4626. If you are currently receiving Early Intervention services, please call your service coordinator if you have any questions or needs.
- Referrals- We continue to take referrals for Early Intervention evaluation. Referral can be made electronically by clicking this link – , or call 610-344-5948 to make a referral. Someone will answer your call and take basic information. An Early Intervention Service Coordinator will be assigned to you and will follow-up to discuss next steps
- Services- Per the guidance from OCDEL Bureau of Early Intervention and Family Supports, face to face services are suspended at this time. Guidance and approval was provided by OCDEL on 3/20/2020 for tele-intervention service during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Meetings- If you have a meeting scheduled, your Service Coordinator will be reaching out to you to have this meeting by telephone.
- Provider Agencies and Community Partners- Updates continue to be forwarded by Chester County Early Intervention Administration via email. If you have any questions, please reach out to Michelle Davis, EI Director or Stacy Barno, EI Coordinator.
Mental Health services contracted through Chester County are considered essential and life sustaining services. Provider agencies listed on our website are operating, but may have been given authority to operate differently. Some may be utilizing telehealth or have temporary policy changes. Individuals needing mental healthcare should reach out to the providers as usual. The County Mental Health administrative offices are closed and staff is working remotely and available to respond to your questions. Please send us an email at , and someone will respond.
For up-to-date provider information related to provision of service guidance from OMHSAS/DHS please visit the PA Department of Human Services.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, call 610-280-3270. The Valley Creek Crisis Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are feeling lonely, depressed, or anxious or just want to talk, call Chester County’s warm line, 1-866-846-2722. This line is manned by trained individuals in recovery.
The Office of Mental Health is an administrative office that contracts with local agencies to provide mental health services. Typically, residents without health insurance may qualify for some county funding. Six local agencies serve as entry points to assess needs and help provide services.
Mental Health First Aid Classes - All in-person classes have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but please look for information on virtual classes beginning this fall.