Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
​​Pam Seaman, 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.

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE 
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
Email: mhdd@countyofberks.com ​   

FOR IMMEDIATE CRISIS SERVICES BERKS COUNTY,  PLEASE CALL: 610-379-2007

Crisis Intervention Services
The County of Berks subcontract its Crisis and Emergency Services. The telephone and walk-in component operates from 401 Buttonwood Street, West Reading, PA 19611. The 24-hour crisis telephone number is 610-379-2007. The mobile component of the operation operates where the Crisis is occurring. 

Included in this service is the delegate service. This service is evaluation of dangerousness and involuntary hospitalization. In addition, a forensic component is available to assist in aftercare planning for individuals leaving forensic facilities. Contact Berks Connections/Pretrial Services for more information. In addition, juvenile offenders have access to counseling and psychiatric services through a local out-patient provider who provides services on site at the Detention facility.​

 

FOR IMMEDIATE 
CRISIS SERVICES 
IN BERKS COUNTY
PLEASE CALL: 
610-379-2007


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Pam Seaman
Administrator
 
Michele A. Ruano Weber
Deputy Administrator
 
MHDD
 
Mary Ertel
Fiscal Officer
 
Gregory Gerdeman
CASSP Coordinator
  

HealthChoices
 
Lydia J. Singley
Program Director
 
Tiffany A. Hunter
Fiscal Manager
 
Rebecca Dorsey
Project Manager

Victoria Leidy
Quality Manager