Programs

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

Proposed Changes to NAC 433 - Psychotropic Medication (R009-22)

Public Workshop

 

Small-Business Impact

 

COVID-19 Information

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

  • 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.
Protecting our staff and patients
  • 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.
  • Visitation hours have changed, please reach out to individual agencies for details.
  • 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 have opened up to visitors and events with some limitations.
  • 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
Assisting and supporting our staff
  • 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 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.

Crisis Hold - video explanations

Click the links below to watch videos explaining Nevada's process for mental health crisis holds for adults and youth.

 

 

Mission Statement

The Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) works with Nevada's local health departments, hospitals, schools and clinics to facilitate vaccine distribution and programs. Our focus is ensuring equitable vaccination access across Nevada's population. We are a trusted immunization resource and inspire a culture embracing immunization to protect to public from vaccine preventable disease.

Maternal and Child Health Mapping Tool

This interactive online tool allows users to create and customize county-level maps on maternal and infant health, and explore the geographic relationships between maternal and infant health indicators, health resources, and demographics. Click here for more information.

Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The Maternal Mental Health hotline is a safe space to get help with maternal depression and other mental health needs. It is accessible by phone or text in English and Spanish, at 1-833-9-HELPFORMOMS (1-833-943-5746). Click here for more information.

Technical Bulletin: Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Origin

Read full technical bulletin here
Read May 11th CDC Health Alert Network Update here

CDC is requesting notification from clinicians or state public health authorities about children less than 10 years of age with elevated aspartate aminotransferase (ALT) (greater than 500 U/L) who have an unknown etiology for their hepatitis (with or without any adenovirus testing results, independent of the results) since Oct. 1, 2021.
Please notify your local public health agency and email CDC at: ncirddvdgast@cdc.gov to notify of any cases meeting the above criteria or with any related questions. Please include dpbhepi@health.nv.gov in your communication with CDC.
• Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH): (775) 684-5911 (M-F) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (775) 400-0333 (after hours); dpbhepi@health.nv.gov
• Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD): (702) 7591300 (24 hours)
• Washoe County Health District (WCHD): (775) 328-2447 (24 hours), epicenter@washoecounty.gov
• Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHS) for Carson City, Douglas, Lyon counties: (775) 887-2190 (24 hours)

Technical Bulletin: FDA Recall on Powdered Infant Formula and Multistate Investigation of Cronobacter sakazakii

Read full technical bulletin here

MCAH Regulation Development Processes

Diapering Resources Account Grants (R086-20)

Screening of Infants for Preventable Disorders (R088-20)

 

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 Food Security

Oral Health

Office of Suicide Prevention

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Non-Discrimination Statement

The WIC Program is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. | USDA Nondiscrimination Statement: (English) (Spanish)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Center for Civil Rights Enforcement, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.