BBH’s mission is to serve the people of West Virginia by working with strategic partners to advance access and quality of statewide behavioral health to empower each West Virginian to reach their potential.
BBH champions West Virginians' wellness, resilience, and recovery.
BBH values the lived experience of stakeholders, families, and communities. We believe in connection and hope.
BBHHF or BBH?
Effective July 2018, the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities was split into two separate and distinct entities under the umbrella of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. The Office of Health Facilities (OHF)
is responsible for oversight of the seven state-owned and operated hospitals with long-term or acute care psychiatric functions for adults, while BBH
is responsible for the statewide administration of community-based behavioral health services.
DUI Safety and Treatment Program
During the regular 2019 legislative session Senate Bill 90 passed and was signed into law moving administration and oversight of the state DUI Safety and Treatment program
from DHHR back to the Division of Motor Vehicles
, effective June 7, 2019.