Mental Health/Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Chester County Mental Health Surveys
- Take the Youth Mental Health Survey | Realice la encuesta de salud mental para jóvenes
- Take the Adult Mental Health Survey | Realice la encuesta de salud mental para adultos
In-Person Meetings at our Office
In-person meetings are available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 610-344-6265.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, call:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255
- Locally - Valley Creek Crisis Center at 610-280-3270
County and State elected officials continue working behind the scenes to ensure crucial healthcare services remain in the central, western and southern parts of the County.
In the short-term, we are sharing information and resources for those impacted by the hospital closures at chesco.org/hospitals
- 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 [email protected] 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.
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Administration and Supports Coordination
- Intake - Please call 610-344-6029 and leave a message
Please note it is acknowledged that the use of the term “mental retardation” has negative connotations, has become offensive to many people, and often results in misunderstandings about the nature of intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who have them. Nevertheless required forms which appear on this website may contain notation of this language. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed “Rosa’s Law” which changed “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” in US federal health, education and labor policy. The changes are intended to occur during routine revisions to laws and documents over the next several years so that its cost is minimal. The County of Chester has a proud history of dedication to the eradication of the “R-word” and remains a steadfast advocate for all agencies to respond to the spirit of the law even though Rosa’s Law may not have required them to change their terminology.
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, it is recommended that when a community is in Substantial risk of transmission of COVID-19, tele-intervention strategies are used to implement the IFSP. Tele-intervention is the lowest risk service delivery strategy.