Public mental health programs in Arizona are provided and administered by the Department of Community Health and Welfare (DCWH) which is part of the State’s Department of Health Services. These programs serve people who are uninsured underinsured or otherwise not able to obtain medical insurance through work. Substance abuse treatment programs are administered by the Arizona State Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (ASHAM) and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Programs (OADP).
The Department of Community Health and Welfare provides a number of different mental health service areas that vary from community-based clinics to inpatient psychiatric hospital units. Community based clinics focus on the mental health and family support needs of individuals and families with special needs while inpatient psychiatric hospitals provide comprehensive treatment for people with psychiatric disorders. Many community based clinics include a wide range of mental health related services including individual group family teen youth women’s and school health care services. The Department of Health Services also offers Medicaid mental health and substance abuse treatment programs to low income individuals and families. Substance abuse treatment programs include inpatient treatment outpatient treatment residential treatment and residential rehabilitation programs.
The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) provides mental health and substance abuse treatment to children adolescents and adults. These services range from emergency assistance and crisis intervention to family-centered care and specialized community programs to meet the unique needs of people with diverse family backgrounds. The Department of Economic and Social Services offers several different types of mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families in order to assist them with their specific financial needs. The Department of Juvenile and Family Services (JPFS) serves the juvenile justice system in Arizona and also works with the juvenile court system. Other state agencies that offer a variety of mental health and substance abuse treatment services include Department of Child Services Department of Economic Security Department of Health Services and Department of Economic Development. The Department of Transportation offers public mental health and substance abuse treatment services to those with transportation and driving infractions such as traffic violations and DUI convictions.