Accessing Services


The Office of Mental Health does not provide direct care. We contract with local agencies to provide services and resources. The agencies below are entry points for public mental health care.

If you have health insurance, call the number on the back of the member card to ask about mental health or behavioral health coverage. 

If you have
 Medical Assistance/HealthChoices, contact Community Care Behavioral Health at 866-622-4228 for information about services.  In PA, most children under age 19 with serious mental health needs qualify for Medical Assistance regardless of family income. By using both private health insurance and Medical Assistance, the family gets more treatment choices as well as more financial help. You can apply for Medical Assistance by completing the COMPASS application. Our local service providers shown below can help you get the benefits for which you qualify.

Children's Publicly Funded MH  / Services Recursos del Condado de Chester 

Children Only

Coatesville: 610-383-5635
Toll free: 866-799-3325

Devereux Community Services
Phoenixville - 610-933-8110 - Until 03/31/2020
Malvern - 610-933-8110 - Effective 04/01/2020

Children and Adults

Thorndale: 610-873-1010
Oxford: 610-998-1807
Spanish language services at some locations
Holcomb Behavioral Health Services
Exton: 610-363-1488
Kennett Square: 610-388-7400
Spanish language services available 
Creative Health Services
Pottstown: 484-941-0500

Adults Only

Phoenixville: 610-415-9301