Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)

""Contact Information

25 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-626-8000 (voice)
DMH Resource Line: 800-221-0053

View the DMH website

Information Specialist: Central Office Staff

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Additional Locations: Area offices statewide. See Area/Town cross reference for locations.

Organization Narrative

The Department of Mental Health (DMH), as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.

DMH sets the standards for the operation of mental health facilities and community residential programs and provides clinical, rehabilitative and supportive services for adults with serious mental illness, and children and adolescents with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.

Population(s) Served

Children, adolescents and adults with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance


In addition to its extended stay adult inpatient facilities, and its latency age and adolescent inpatient and intensive residential treatment facilities, the array of community services includes:

  • residential options for children and adults
  • case management
  • in-home treatment for children and adolescents
  • flexible supports for adults and children in the community
  • outpatient services
  • dual diagnosis treatment
  • clubhouses (DMH eligibility not required)
  • day treatment
  • skills training
  • supported employment


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