Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond. Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community.

OUR MISSION:  RBHA enhances the quality of life for the people of Richmond by promoting and providing quality behavioral health and developmental services that are available, accessible, and cost-effective.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

RBHA was established in July 1996 by resolution of the City Council of the City of Richmond. Prior to that time, RBHA's services were included as part of City government.

  • The Authority stands as an independent quasi-government entity, governed by the Board of Directors through the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Board members are ordinarily appointed by City Council for three-year terms which can be renewed up to two times.
  • Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, local and state grants, and the City of Richmond.

If you need help or would like to find out more about the services offered at RBHA, call 804-819-4000 or email us. An appointment will be arranged to discuss your needs and the most appropriate services.  


About the RBHA Board of Directors

About the RBHA Board Meetings-Public Notice

About the RBHA CEO

About the RBHA Management Team 

Quality & Standards

Procurement & General Services