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The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) works to guarantee high-quality, safe and accessible health care services through an integrated healthcare landscape in which all Rhode Islanders will thrive.

What is a CMHC?

Map of RI Community Health Centers

A Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides comprehensive behavioral health services to adults in need. Services the Centers provide include: emergency services, general and intensive community-based outpatient treatment, substance use treatment, and case management.

Additionally, CMHCs may offer vocational and supported employment services, navigators who can help with health insurance, housing support, and tax preparation assistance. If you receive services as a youth, they will help you transition to adult services or programs either provided within or outside their agency.

The Centers are regionally-based, but you may receive services at any center within the state. For a list of Community Mental Health Centers, please click here.

Eleanor Slater Hospital News

Recent Service Awards presented to ESH employees

Eleanor Slater and the RI Psychiatric Hospitals are Hiring!

The RI State Psychiatric Hospital in Cranston and Eleanor Slater Hospital (Cranston and Pascoag campuses) are hiring Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs),and  Institution Attendants. Cook's Helpers are needed in Pascoag (training provided).

As a state employee, you will receive a competitive pay, health benefits, personal/vacation/sick time, and much more. Join our team by clicking here for more information.

DD Employment News

DD Employment Awareness Month
988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call or text 988 if you are in crisis and/or having thoughts of suicide. 988 has trained counselors available 24/7. It is confidential and free of charge.