Mental Health Services

Who We Are:

The mission of the BC Division of Mental Health Services (BCDMHS) is to assure that Bergen County residents of all ages, from youth to the aged, who need treatment for a mental illness have access to care, regardless of ability to pay, in compliance with the New Jersey Administrative Code [NJAC] 10:37.

The Division aims to raise awareness that mental illness is a disease, not a choice.

What we do:

  • Planning and Oversight
  • System Coordination
  • Public Education
  • Information, Referral and Advocacy
  • Liaison between State, Regional and Local Planning Bodies
  • Legal Counsel and Representation


If you or a family member are experiencing the signs or symptoms of a mental illness and feel you are in crisis, call 201-262-HELP (4357). Crisis counselors are available 24/7 to guide you through the next steps of getting help. 

Contact Us

Michele Hart Loughlin

Division Director

Phone: 201-634-2745

 Bergen County Department of Health Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 4th Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-634-2600 • Fax: 201-336-6086

Health & Safety Hotline: 201-225-7000