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Welcome to Behavioral Health

Gennifer Moreau-Johnson Staff Photo
Gennifer Moreau-Johnson

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 Farina Brown
Deputy Director

Contact the division at

"Partners promoting
healthy communities."

Mission & Values

Serve clients with challenging
behaviors? Help is available. 

Worried about a vulnerable adult? 1-800-478-9996 

Alaska's Careline 1-877-266-4357 

Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska
Alaska Coalition for Veterans and Military Families
Helping our communities heal - Alaska Suicide Postvention 

Medicaid provider self audit


Welcome​ to Behavioral Health

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHSS is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Learn more about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Continuum of Care

The Division of Behavioral Health has a commitment to improving the quality of life of Alaskans through the right service to the right person at the right time. The central purpose of the division is to provide a continuum of statewide behavioral health services (mental health and substance use) ranging from prevention and screening to brief intervention and acute psychiatric care.
Continuum of Care:   Early Intervention & Engagement Services, Outpatient Services, Acute Intervention Services, and Residential 

1115 Medicaid Waiver Demonstration Project / DHSS Logo 

1115 Waiver Demonstration Project

June 2019 - Alaska’s 1115 Medicaid waiver, the Alaska Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health Program, was approved in November 2018, with the implementation plan receiving approval in March 2019. The waiver provides greater flexibility to offer a broader range of services to fill existing service gaps and reduce Alaska’s reliance on crisis services. Visit the 1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid Waiver page for more information. Sign up to receive email updates on the 1115 Waiver.

Alaska Community Resources

Resources for information on opioids (prescription pain medications, heroin and more) and treatment options:


Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan (SABG and MHBG)

The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the Alaska - FY2020-2021 Combined SABG/MHBG Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan to the Substance Abuses and Mental Health Services Administration. To view the application please visit the website below and use the citizen login:
Username: citizenak
Password: citizen

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