Behavioral Health/Developmental Programs

The Bucks County Department of Behavioral Health/Developmental Programs is responsible for the administration of services to Bucks County residents who are diagnosed with mental illness, substance use disorder, intellectual disability or developmental delay/disability, and their families.  The purpose of these services is to help individuals live in the community and participate in community life.

Donna Duffy-Bell, MA, CPRP, CAADC


Bucks County Dept. of BH/DP

55 E. Court Street, 4th Floor

Doylestown, PA 18901

Ph. 215-444-2800

  1. Developmental Programs
  2. Mental Health
  3. Managed Care

Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) supports infants and toddlers birth to age 3 who qualify for EI services.  Qualification is done through an assessment and/or a diagnosis that is known to cause a developmental delay.  

Service needs are identified through a team approach.  The family’s routines are instrumental in determining how services are delivered.  A home-based coaching model is used to assist families in developing the skills to best help their child.  Home-based coaching empowers families and caregivers to meet the child's needs.  Please click here if you are looking for EI services.


Intellectual Disabilities/Autism services are available to individuals with a qualifying diagnosis.  All individuals deemed likely eligible for services receive Supports Coordination service.  Supports Coordination is responsible for locating, coordinating and monitoring services.  Other services are available based upon capacity and assessed need.  A wide variety of services are available to address identified need, and range from companion care to 24-hour residential supports.  Please click here if you are looking for ID/A services.


Tanya Schoeffling

DP Deputy Administrator

Bucks County Department of BH/DP
55 East Court Street, 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901