PHILADELPHIA — Community Behavioral Health (CBH), a division of the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), is committed to transparency and to effective and efficient use of HealthChoices funds.

CBH acknowledges receipt of the narrow set of recommendations that resulted from the extensive and lengthy probe undertaken by the Office of the City Controller into CBH activities from July 2016 through June 2017. Continuing CBH’s strong record, as indicated in DBHIDS’s official response to the report, many of the recommendations were already implemented over the course of the past five years since the scope of the audit began.

“We recognize the effort of the Controller’s office during this audit process,” said DBHIDS Commissioner Jill Bowen, Ph.D. “Throughout the course of these last five years, new leadership that overturned naturally at CBH and DBHIDS continued to improve all facets of the unique work we do for the people of Philadelphia, resulting in addressing many of the audit recommendations before they were even made. As leaders, we will continue to evolve and improve our services as we address some of the most difficult behavioral health challenges in recent history in 2021, 2022, and beyond.”

About CBH
CBH is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation contracted by the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) to manage the delivery of behavioral health services for Medicaid recipients of Philadelphia County. Services are delivered in accordance with Pennsylvania’s HealthChoices Program, which is administered through Pennsylvania’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). CBH authorizes payment for a wide variety of mental health and substance use services and aims to support the overall health and wellness of Philadelphians across all domains. For more information about CBH, visit

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, part of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Health and Human Services, offers behavioral health care, intellectual disability supports and early intervention services in one comprehensive integrated system. For more information about DBHIDS, visit