Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children and families in Western Mass since 1938. BHN’s origin dates back to the establishment of DMH Partnership Clinics:  in the 1930’s and 1950’s, two separate clinics were created to serve children and adults; the Child Guidance Clinic and Hampden District Mental Health Clinic.   In later years, these clinics merged with others, into what is now known as Behavioral Health Network, Inc., a comprehensive, community-based behavioral health organization.  

As an organization, BHN has significant history with DMH and other EOHHS agencies (DCF, DDS, DYS, DPH) that qualifies it as a vendor for the Commonwealth.    BHN and its programs have been key in meeting the regions’ commitment to ending institutionalization, in providing community-based services to the region’s most challenging clients and in operating quality programs that serve all ages, in multiple settings.  BHN’s range of services includes:

  • Traditional clinical and outreach outpatient and therapeutic services delivered through 6  licensed clinics; Specializations include services to the chronically mentally ill adult population and to the Seriously Emotionally Disturbed child population and their families; Substance Abuse counseling, services to infants and young children and their families, services to the Latino populations of Springfield and Holyoke; services to the medically involved, intellectually disabled population and services to the elderly population.
  • Day Treatment and Community-Based Partial Hospitalization programs in a community licensed facility
  • Addiction Services (Detox, Intensive Outpatient, short-term & long-term residential)
  • Respite and Crisis Stabilization services in three communities
  • Crisis Intervention Teams that provide community-based site or mobile assessment and triage into services for communities of the Lower Pioneer Valley, and response to 6 hospital Emergency Rooms (Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Holyoke Medical Center, Mary Lane Hospital, Noble Hospital and Wing Memorial Hospital)
  • Forensic court evaluation and treatment services offered to the Trial, Superior and Juvenile Courts in Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin counties;  occasional consultation to the Probate Court
  • Forensic treatment services within the correctional facilities of Hampden County,  including an inpatient Emergency Stabilization Unit in HCCC and the Women’s Jail;
  • Residential, Individual and Family Supports that assist individuals who want to live within their community

Addiction Services 

BHN provides comprehensive addiction services designed to meet the unique needs of children, families and individuals in the community. Staffed by a multidisciplinary team of highly competent and caring professionals, we are committed to providing services that are responsive and accessible without regard to income. Our long history of meeting the needs of area residents, the schools, at home and in the community, reflects this continuing commitment. 

All services include a thorough assessment designed to assure an individualized treatment plan and the collaboration of the treatment team with the individual requesting services.


Contact Information

471 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01107
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