Mental Health Department


The purpose of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency (D-WCCMHA) is to ensure support, care and treatment services to adults with mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with substance use disorders and their families so they can make choices in care, live in the community and achieve desired outcomes through individualized health goals


  • Adult Mental Health Services Program
    The purpose of the Adult Mental Health Program is to provide individualized psychiatric outpatient, residential, hospital, and emergency treatment and supportive services to adults and families at risk of or experiencing a mental illness so they can achieve psychiatric stability and/or a stable living environment.
  • Developmental Disability Services Program
    The purpose of the Developmental Disability Services Program is to provide screening/referral, specialized support skill building, and community living services to children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities so they can obtain their personal optimal level of independence.
  • Children's Mental Health Services Program
    The purpose of the Children's Mental Health Services Program, in collaboration with community partners, is to provide individualized and family-centered psychiatric outpatient, home-based, crisis intervention and prevention services to children, adolescents, and their families at risk of experiencing a serious emotional disturbance so they can live within the community.
  • Substance Abuse Services Program
    The purpose of the Substance Abuse Program is to provide assessment/eligibility determination, outpatient treatment, residential, referral and medication management services to children, adolescents and adults with substance abuse disorders so they can obtain and sustain individual recovery and participate fully in the community.
  • Mental Health Access Center Program
    The purpose of the Mental Health Access Center Program is to provide screening, eligibility, enrollment information, emergency telephone referral and counseling services to service providers and individual callers with mental health concerns so they can receive an eligibility determination, choice of provider, program enrollment or requested/ needed services or information within a timely manner.
  • Rights and Customer Supports Program
    The purpose of the Rights and Customer Supports program is to provide the legally mandated rights protection and consumer affairs (investigation of complaints and grievances; monitoring sites of service; training system staff and consumers; family subsidy; information; referrals), so consumers and their families can receive appropriate mental health services in accordance with the Federal, State and Local laws, rules, guidelines and policies.
  • Mental Health Oversight/Monitoring Program
    The program purpose of the Mental Health Oversight program is to provide oversight and management of services that assure access, adequacy and appropriateness of services, efficiency and outcomes for individuals with mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, developmental disability and substance use disorders so they can obtain recovery and self-determination.

Mental Health System

As the public mental health system, the D-WCCMHA offers a culturally diverse network of community mental health programs, clinics, private therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists to provide mental health services. We do our best to match you with the services needed at a location that is close to you.

The Agency provides services in coordination and collaboration with over 80 contractors, including five Managers of Comprehensive Provider Networks (MCPNs) and two Coordinating Agencies for substance abuse services.

The MCPNs are Carelink Network and Gateway Community Health for individuals with mental illness and Community Living Services (CLS), Consumer Link Network, and Synergy Partners LLC for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Coordinating Agencies are the City of Detroit's Bureau of Substance Abuse for residents in Detroit and the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) for out-county residents.

For enrollment information, please contact the Agency's 24-Hour Help Line at (800) 241-4949 or TTY (866) 870-2599.

For general information, contact (313) 833-2500 or TTY (800) 630-1044 during business hours.

24-Hour Help Line and Mental Health Referral a 24-hour help line that provides emergency telephone referral and counseling services. The Help Line also links residents to comprehensive ongoing mental health care and treatment services available through the Detroit-Wayne County CMH system. Call us at (800) 241-4949 or TTY (866) 870-2599

Crisis Screening and Referral Centers

These centers help ensure immediate help, in person or by phone, for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

For Adults

Psychiatric Intervention Center (P.I.C.)
33101 Annapolis, Suite B
Wayne, MI 48184
(734) 721-0200

Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 745-3546

Sinai/Grace Hospital
14800 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 961-3100

For Children

The Guidance Center
13101 Allen Road
Southgate, MI 48195
(734) 785-7704
After 5 p.m. and Weekends (888) 711-5465

Contact the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency:

Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency
640 Temple, 8th Floor
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-2500
TTY (800) 630-1044

Edith Killins
Director of Health & Human Services
(313) 224-0810