Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (LCBHDS) is seeking individuals to serve on the LCBHDS Advisory Board.

Members are appointed by the County Commissioners for terms of 3 calendar years and serve no more than 2 consecutive terms (6 years) and functions in an advisory capacity to the County Commissioners. The Board currently meets quarterly with additional meetings scheduled as needed.  

Responsibilities of the BHDS Board include, but are not limited to, review and evaluation of Lancaster County BHDS services in relation to the local need for services. Review and approve annual plans mandated by the PA Department of Health and Human Services. The BHDS Board recommends candidates to the Commissioners for appointment as the BHDS Administrator.

If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please fill out the application , save it to your computer and email to along with your resume and letter of intent.

For COVID-19/Coronavirus information and resources for BHDS please click here.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency that 

requires immediate attention, 

please contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631

Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

What We Believe

Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BH/DS) believes that all individuals, 

birth through adulthood, should be viewed through their strengths 

and empowered to fulfill their life's purpose within an accepting and supportive community.