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Lancaster County Government Center to Re-open to Public on 5/18/20.  

For more information from the Lancaster County Commissioners click here.

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

A note from Lancaster County BHDS Executive Director, Judy Erb

Hello Everyone,

The Lancaster County Commissioners have announced that the Lancaster County Government Center at 150 North Queen Street, Lancaster, will officially reopen to the public at 8:30 AM on Monday, May 18, 2020. The Commissioners continue to give Department Heads the latitude to adjust business practices accordingly. 

The BHDS leadership Team is evaluating what that adjustment means for us. For the next few weeks we will continue to operate under the practices initially established at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. Our offices within the Government Center will remain closed to the public and we will continue to conduct any provider or stakeholder meetings using a virtual platform. We do have essential staff in the building to manage aspects of our administrative functions such as fiscal, clerical and technical support. 


Crisis Intervention Services continue to be available by telephone 24/7 by calling 717-394-2631. Outreach into the community may be a possibility in the near future if all social distancing and other safety precautions can be followed. 


Mental Health Intake appointments are available via telephone or video. Please call 717-393-0421 to schedule an intake. 

To make a referral for Intellectual Disability services please call: 717-399-7355

To make a referral for Early Intervention Services please call: 717-399-7323


Our Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities, and Early Intervention staff (Case Managers, Supports Coordinators, Supervisor and Program Specialists) are teleworking and are available by phone and email. 


Providing support to our families, individuals and providers, continues to be at the forefront of our decisions as we learn to conduct business in a different way. We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate our way through these ever-changing circumstances. 

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.