Department of Mental Health

800 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508)996-7902

About this Location

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) 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. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.

Specialties and Services


  • Care/Treatment Plan
  • Individual Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Medication Monitoring/Administration
  • Therapeutic Respite Homes

Service Settings

  • Home / Community-Based Services
  • Residential Treatment Center


  • Mental Health Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

  • Anchor House Day Program
  • Case Management
  • Basic Needs Assistance


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Assistance Locating Alternative Transportation Options
  • Public Transportation Accessible

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Anyone can refer to DMH for services

Intake Process

  • Complete two page application
  • Send to regional office upon completion where clinician reviews
  • Upon meeting clinical criteria an appointment is scheduled to determine individual needs

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Minimum Age:
Other Elgibility Criteria:
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Continuous/multiple hospitalizations
  • Diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar


  • Does not apply