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 (BHWP)

Resource Links

  • Behavioral Health Services Planning 
    • Working to build a behavioral health system that enables Nevadans to find effective treatments and services in their communities for behavioral and substance use disorders. Includes access to crisis helplines, NAMI Nevada, and psychiatric advanced directives.

  • Crisis Response System
    • Explains the three aspects of Nevada's Crisis Response System: MCRT, CSCs, and the crisis lifeline (988). Provides access to proposed and approved regulations/amendments, newsletters, and the Planning Coalition Charter.

  • Office of Suicide Prevention 
    • Provides access to the "Reduce Access to Lethal Means" project, suicide prevention trainings, and resource links for adult suicide, youth suicide, warning signs, and what you can do to help.

  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA)
    • Access to resources for certified treatment and prevention entities, including crisis support initiatives, SAPTA Strategic Plan, and SAMHSA resources including an opioid overdose toolkit and the behavioral health treatment locator.

  • Award Management 
    • The award management webpage is a centralized location where subawardees can find information about subaward management for subawards issued by BBHWP. Subawardees can use this page to view procedures, training, and find frequently asked questions for request for reimbursements (RFR). FAQ's and other resources are forthcoming. 



Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Throughout the development of this strategic plan, many public health professionals working in the field of chronic disease across the state volunteered their expertise, experience, and leadership to provide meaningful insight regarding the needs of the community and needs of public health partners in order to decrease the burden of chronic disease in Nevada. The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section is grateful to these partners for providing insight and recommendations to improve our work, and intends to honor that insight by focusing efforts around the goals outlined in this plan. Through robust and meaningful partnership, the professionals at Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion are dedicated to implementing meaningful prevention programs for all Nevadans. This plan is in full alignment with the CDPHP mission: to maximize the health of Nevadans by improving policy, systems, and environment that influence quality of life. Click the image to the right to download the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Strategic Plan 2023-2027. Strategic Plan Cover Image 300px

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

Public Hearing

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-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262). Click here for more information.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Resources

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, can be dangerous for some infants and young children. For more information on RSV symptoms, prevention, and prevalence, please view the following resources:


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: to notify of any cases meeting the above criteria or with any related questions. Please include 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);
• Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD): (702) 7591300 (24 hours)
• Washoe County Health District (WCHD): (775) 328-2447 (24 hours),
• 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

 Proposed Regulation Changes to NAC 442 (Due to EO 2023-003) 

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

Office of HIV

The Office of HIV, which encompasses the program areas linked below, is committed to working with partner agencies and organizations to achieve the goals of ending the HIV epidemic and ending the syndemics through through the best practices of advocacy, prevention, testing, treatment and care.

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.