Department of Behavioral
Since 1969, DBHS has worked with the other
thirty-nine Community Services Boards throughout the
Commonwealth of Virginia to provide comprehensive services.
Advisory Board members are appointed by City Council and
volunteer their time to be sure we are meeting the vision: "The
citizens of Portsmouth will recognize the Department as a leader
in professional behavioral healthcare and choose us because of
our exceptionally effective, caring and affordable services."
The Portsmouth Department of Behavioral Healthcare Services
(DBHS) provides prevention, treatment and support services that:
Are consumer and family focused and community based
Provide choice, involvement, and diversity
Maximize full integration into community life in the least restrictive
Are accessible, coordinated and comprehensive.