The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is comprised of programs and staff dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Nevadans and visitors to our state. Please see the program directory below for details.
Behavioral Health - Inpatient and Outpatient Services
Behavioral Health Wellness and Prevention
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Clinical Services - Administrative Departments
Proposed Regulations - LCB File No. R181-18
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is seeking input on how proposed changes in the Nevada Administrative Code presented in draft regulations LCB File No. R181-18 will affect your business. If it is determined that the proposed regulation is likely to impose a direct and significant economic burden upon a small business, or directly restrict the formation, operation or expansion of a small business, the department will:
- Insofar as practicable, consult with owners and officers of affected small businesses,
- Consider methods to reduce the impact of the proposed regulation, and
- Prepare a small business impact statement and make copies of the statement available to the public at the workshop conducted and the public hearing held pursuant to NRS 233B.061.
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At DPBH Clinical Services the safety and well-being of our staff and patients, is always our priority and we recognize the important role we play in providing quality care and ensuring everyone’s safety. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking steps to keep our patients and staff safe. As such, we wanted to share with you some steps we are taking:
Aligning with public health authorities
Protecting our staff and patients
- We have created a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic. They closely follow the recommendations from CDC, monitoring our response and ensuring that these responses are in alignment with CDC recommendations.
Assisting and supporting our staff
- We have taken steps to limit exposure to the virus by screening all new patients for admission to our facility, following CDC guidelines, before being accepted for transfer. This decision complies with new federal and state directives to limit exposure of people in in-patient psychiatric facilities to COVID-19.
- We have suspended visitation at this time, this includes all clinical rotations of all nursing schools affiliated with our hospital and volunteers who provide groups to our patients.
- We modified our treatment mall activity groups by decreasing attendees to a group of 5 or less, and ensuring social distancing during activities.
- All in-person meetings have been canceled and changed to telephone or video conferencing.
- We have increased sanitation of high traffic and patient care areas, utilizing disinfectants recommended by CDC.
- Upon entering our buildings staff will be asked specific questions about their current healthcare status including signs and symptoms of any upper respiratory conditions. In addition, we have directed all staff to not report to work if they have symptoms.
- We are limiting non-essential visitors and have cancelled tours and events until further notice.
- Our inpatient services are open and fully operational including our admissions department.
- Our outpatient services are open but modified hours.
- Southern Nevada contact: 702-486-6000
- Northern Nevada contact: 775-688-2001
- Currently we do not have any COVID-19 cases in our inpatient or outpatient facilities.
- We are in continuous communication with our staff, reminding them about the importance of good hygiene, providing them with health education and support whenever needed.
- We are monitoring and implementing our hand hygiene protocol.
- We have provided telecommuting options and administrative leave to our non-essential staff in order to limit the possibility of exposure.
- Our hospitals and clinics remain committed to serving our community by ensuring a safe environment for everyone in accordance with CDC guidelines. We thank you for your trust and understanding at this time.
Health Planning & Primary Care Office
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH)
Reproductive Engagement Community Action Plan
The "Reproductive Engagement Community Action Plan" report linked here outlines the work of the Reproductive Engagement Stakeholder group on behalf of the Director’s Office of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Office of Vital Statistics
Public Health Preparedness
Office of Suicide Prevention
The goal of the Nevada Breastfeeds program is to educate new parents, employers and the healthcare industry on the latest breastfeeding information, resources and legislation. For more information, or if you have questions, call (775) 684-3473 or (800) 863-8942 or visit the web page for Nevada Breastfeeds.
Women, Infants, and Children
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program that services income eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious food, nutrition education, Breastfeeding support, community referrals, nutrition counseling, and health screenings. For more information, or if you have questions, call (800) 8-NEV-WIC or (775) 684-5942 or visit the webpage for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)