County Human Services

Covid-19 Providers & Families


The Pandemic Toolkit Parents Need - 8 expert tips to help families stay regulated

A Survival Guide for Parenting Through the Global Pandemic - Psychologist provides a guide on helping families through the crisis

ACEs Connection - Join the movement to prevent ACEs, heal trauma and build resilience.

Coronavirus Toolkit for Providers:

CMS Partner Toolkit

Support Groups:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Online Support Groups Beginning Friday, April 3, 2020


We have all felt the anxiety, stress and isolation associated with COVID-19. NAMI York Adams Counties PA has been working hard over the past few weeks to convert our person to person Connection and Family Support Groups to an online format. Our hope is that you, our friends who are in need of a support group are able to connect with us an use this time together to aide in your recovery process.

Our first Connection Support Group will be taking place on Friday, April 3 at 11 am. If you would like to register for this support group please email our Director of Programs, Danielle Dennis at: This Connection Group will have the capability of having 5 participants for this 1st session and is on a first come first serve basis.

We are offering smaller group sessions so that everyone has an opportunity to feel connected and is able to share their thoughts in the new format. We will be adding more online groups in the coming days and weeks.

Covid-19 Video/Audio Resources

Video Resources:

Support for Parents - Lakeside: Lakeside Global Institute created a YouTube channel to share the info on how families can play an active role in supporting the education of their children.  He was kind enough to make this information available to everyone. Please feel free to share: How to Talk with your Child About the Coronavirus

Dr. Bruce Perry, Staying Emotionally Close in the time of COVID19

Audio Resources:

Amazon Audible Stories

Free Audible Children's Books

York/Adams MH-IDD Program

Welcome to York/Adams Mental Health - Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Our mission is to serve, with respect, individuals in our community with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays in order to enhance their quality of life and provide an opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

 **To review the 2015-2016 Human Services Plan, click here.**

Sharon L. Harlacher - County Administrator

Early Intervention

The York/Adams Mental Health – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program offers the following Early Intervention Services: Evaluations, Nutrition Services, Physical Therapy, Nursing Services, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Service Coordination, Special Instruction and Ancillary Support Services.

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Mental Health

The following Mental Health Services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness include: Administrator’s Office, Transitional Residential Services, Service Case Management, Mental Health Court, Intensive Case Management, Social Rehabilitation Services, Resource Coordination, Club House/Psychiatric, Community Treatment Team (CTT), Facility Based Vocational Services, Community Services, Family Support Services, Outpatient Services, Community Residential Services, Rehabilitation, Community Employment, Psychiatric Inpatient, Transportation, Crisis Diversion Services, Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization), Emergency SVCS/Crisis Intervention and Community Hospital Integration & Project Program (CHIPP).

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Intellectual Disabilities

The York/Adams Mental Health – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program offers the following Intellectual Disabilities Services to individuals who possess an IQ of 69 and below.Support Coordination (age 3+), Family Support Services, Administrator’s Office, Community Residential, Service Coordination (Early Intervention Birth to 3 Yrs.), Home Based Residential, Community Employment, Transportation, Adult Developmental Training (ADT), Autism Case Management (See HealthChoices), Facility Based Vocational Rehabilitation Dual and Diagnosed Outpatient (See HealthChoices)

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Youth Development Center

Coming Soon...


Welcome to York/Adams HealthChoices Management Unit



HealthChoices Management Unit Announcement 3-20-2020

The York/Adams HealthChoices Management Unit (HCMU) was created in 2001 as one of the Human Services departments which oversees the drug and alcohol and mental health services funded through the Medicaid HealthChoices Program.

The HealthChoices Program is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s mandatory Medicaid managed care program that is administered by the Department of Human Services. While the Department of Human Services contracts directly with managed care organizations for the delivery of the physical health components of the program, the Department allowed many Counties to contract directly with them for the purpose of delivering the behavioral health services provided under the program.

While the York/Adams HealthChoices department participates in quality assurance activities, oversees the fiscal reporting requirements, identifies gaps in services, works on assisting individuals with special needs and plans for the use of reinvestment dollars, many of the day to day activities that meet members' needs are sub-contracted to a managed care organization. York and Adams Counties have contracted with Community Care Behavioral Health Organization to provide care management, network management, member services and claims management as well as other support services.

  • For Information on Eligibility for HealthChoices Behavioral Health/Substance Use Click Here
  • For current Solicitation of Interest or Request for Proposals Click Here

 Now Accepting Referrals:

  •  Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
  • Pennsylvania Comprehensive Behavioral Health (For Referral Click Here)
  • Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services for Youth and Young Adult (ages 16-26) by Fellowship Health Resources (For Referral Click Here)
  • Adult Partial Hospitalization Program by Community Services Group (For Referral Click Here)
  • Peer Support for Youth and Young Adults by Service Access and Management (SAM)

Specialty Treatment Options:

  • Alder Health Services
    •  Alder Health Services provides strength based and client centered services to individuals in the South Central Pennsylvania Region.
    • Available services include individual and couples behavioral health therapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
    • Mental Health Services Available:
      • Individual Counseling
      • Couple Counseling
      • Transgender Services
      • Psychiatric Services and Assessment
      • Medication Management
    • More information about Alder Health Services can be researched at