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

Link to Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode program information, better known as RAISE Up Nevada

Proposed Regulations - LCB File No. R181-18

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 178.417. The workshop is scheduled to occur at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

  • Public Hearing Meeting Link
    • Meeting number: 146 038 2714
    • Password: 
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  • Join by phone
    • +1-415-655-0001 US Toll United States Toll
    • Access code: 146 038 2714

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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.
  • 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.
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 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.

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.

MCAH Regulation Development Processes

Diapering Resources Account Grants (R086-20)

Screening of Infants for Preventable Disorders (R088-20)


Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee

During the 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature, Assembly Bill 169 passed, establishing the Nevada Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) with an effective date of January 1, 2020 (Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 442.751 through 442.774, inclusive). The vision of the Nevada MMRC is to eliminate preventable maternal deaths, reduce severe maternal morbidity, reduce disparities, and improve population health for women of reproductive age in Nevada. Deidentified annual MMRC data reports regarding maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity will be posted to a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website beginning April 1, 2021; a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau will be submitted by December 31 of even-numbered years which will also include recommendations developed by the MMRC to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity. 

Under the authorities established for the MMRC, staff from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) are requesting relevant medical records, birth and death records, records of an autopsy, records created by a medical facility or provider of emergency medical services, records of a social services agency, mental health records, and records of a law enforcement agency for which the investigation by the law enforcement agency has been closed. The confidentiality of such records and the entitlement of the MMRC to these records are outlined in NRS 442.774. The MMRC meetings are confidential and are not open to the public per statue due to the sensitive nature of the records under review by the twelve MMRC members appointed by the Director of DHHS.

For more information on the Nevada MMRC, please contact Vickie Ives, MA, Health Program Manager II, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section, DPBH,, (775) 684-2201 or (775) 220-4109.

MMRC Reports

MMRC 2020 Report

Please see the relevant Nevada Revised Statues for additional information.

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.