Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Following the direction of the Berks County Board of Commissioners in response to the COVID- 19/Coronavirus Crisis, access to offices and the number of staff working in the Court House and County Services Center is limited.  The MH/DD Program continues to provide program operations which support the needs of individuals and their families but are doing so in a way that considers the safety and well-being of the community and staff. 

If you are experiencing an emergency, please continue to contact Crisis Intervention Services at 610-236-0530.  If you need to communicate with MH/DD Program Staff, please contact the office at 610-478-3271, extension 6580 or email at mhdd@countyofberks.com

Most Developmental Disability, Early Intervention and Behavioral Health Providers are continuing to provide servic​es, although the way you receive services may be different than before (i.e.: over the phone, rather than in person or in the community). 24-hour services, such as residential care, are also continuing to operate.  Stay in contact with your provider as they know you best and can advise and respond as situations change.  If you are unable to reach that provider and need assistance, please contact the MH/DD Program as indicated above.

  • Berks County COVID-19 Help Center - email at COVID@countyofberks.com or call 610-320-6150. Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails week days between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Multilingual services are available. If a person has a Social Service question or need they should call 211. If a person is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911.
Edward B. Michalik Psy. D., MH/DD Administrator

 

About Department

Our Vision: The Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities system will be a partnership of consumers, family members, service providers and policy makers which creates options responsive to individual needs and preferences.

Our Mission: To provide quality care as well as the delivery of efficient public services and supports for individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities so that they can increase their opportunities and abilities to lead lives of dignity and independence. Acknowledging that Recovery is an ongoing process, MH/DD is committed to promoting personal growth, choice, and inclusion of consumers in their community.

About MH/DD: The MH/ID Act of 1966 established the MH/DD Program. The PA Department of Human Services through the Office of Developmental Programs, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning regulates the Program. The federal, state and local government funds it. Through its contracted provider network, it administers a broad array of services for individuals and families.

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Address:
Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities
Berks County Services Center 8th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
 
Phone: 610-478-3271
FAX: 610-478-4980
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE CRISIS SERVICES IN BERKS COUNTY, PLEASE CALL:
610-236-0530

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Edward B. Michalik Psy.D.
MH/DD Administrator
 
Tracy Evans
Administrative Coordinator
 
MHDD
 
Pam Seaman
Deputy Administrator, 
Adults 
 
Michele A. Ruano Weber
Deputy Administrator, Children
 
Mary Ertel
Fiscal Officer
 
Sheila M. Bressler
CASSP Coordinator
 
 
HealthChoices
 
Lydia J. Singley
Program Director
 
Tiffany A. Hunter
Fiscal Manager
 
Rebecca Dorsey
Quality Officer