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About Us

Welcome to the Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities web-site. Our mission is to ensure that positive meaningful opportunities are available for people with mental illness (children, adolescents, and adults), substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities and those at risk. We provide support for individuals, families, and communities in assisting persons to achieve their potential and to gain greater control over the direction of their future. The Bureau recognizes the invaluable knowledge and experiences the consumers and families provide in helping to develop and improve services in West Virginia. The BBHHF operates under the auspices of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR). We envision a community that values and respects people and is responsive to their individual needs, wants and desires for the enrichment of their lives. We believe in integrity-based leadership that is flexible enough to respond to change that is guided by individuals, families, and communities.

BBHHF Organization

BBHHF Leadership includes a commissioner and three deputy commissioners who provide oversight for the interrelated sections of Operations, Programs, and Administration.  The Operations Section provides oversight and coordination of planning, development, funding, and monitoring of State-operated psychiatric hospitals for adults. long-term care facilities, and an acute care facility.  The Operations Section is also responsible for developing and implementing monitoring of community-based behavioral health services.  The Programs and Policy Section provides oversight and coordination of planning, development, funding, and monitoring of community behavioral health services and supports.  The Administration Section is responsible for fiscal management, technology and systems.


The data and information available in the BBHHF data system allows for intricately detailed summaries of types of services utilized by the location of the service delivery (both geographic location and actual setting of service delivery)... read more about Administration


BBHHF Operations provides direction, support and oversight to facilities for the care of individuals in the State of WV with Behavioral Health and Medical needs.  Operations oversees all seven state owned facilities in West Virginia... read more about Operations


... read more about Programs

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