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Division of Behavioral Health Services

The Division of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for ensuring the provision of public behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout the State of Arkansas. The Division supports, certifies, licenses, and funds behavioral health providers throughout the state. In addition, the Division of Behavioral Health Service operates two behavioral health institutions -- the Arkansas State Hospital located in Little Rock and the Arkansas Health Center in Benton.

Mission

The Division of Behavioral Health Services provides leadership and devotes its resources to facilitate:

Goals

The Division of Behavioral Health Services facilitates services that are:

Contact Information

Office Address Phone Email
Division of Behavioral Health Services

305 South Palm Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

501-686-9164 TDD: 501-686-9176 Fax: 501-686-9182

Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Jay Hill Director

501-686-9981

Email
Kirk Lane State Drug Director

501-683-0380

Email
Pam Dodson Assistant Clinical Director

501-686-9411

Email
Robert Nix Assistant Director for Policy and Research

501-686-9871

Email
Carrie Anderson Assistant Director for Quality Assurance

501-396-6719

Email
Rachael Veregge Assistant Director for Licensure and Certification

501-320-6431

Email

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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