Welcome to the Lebanon County MH/ID/EI Program

Welcome to the Lebanon County MH/ID/EI Program


Every individual served by the Lebanon County Mental Health / Intellectual Disabilities / Early Intervention programs will be given the opportunity to select culturally competent services that support their growth, wellness and inclusion in their community, with benefits of a natural support system.

What Services do we Provide?

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, that requires immediate attention, please contact Lebanon County Crisis Intervention at 717-274-3363 or dial 988.

The Lebanon County MH/ID/EI Program provides funding and administrative oversight for services in our community that support people and their families living with serious and persistent mental illness, children and adolescents with a mental health diagnosis, individuals with intellectual disability and children birth to age three (3) for early intervention services.

The MH/ID/EI office provides the intake process to determine eligibility for services to:

  • Adults with serious mental illness
  • Children and adolescents with a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance
  • Individuals with an intellectual disability
  • Individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum
  • Children birth to three years old who have special needs due to a developmental delay or disability
  • Individuals with a medically complex condition age 0-21
  • Individuals with a developmental disability under the age of nine (9)

Consultation and Education services are available on request.

Eligibility determination:

Through the intake process, a person’s eligibility for services and funding is determined and referrals are made to appropriate programs in the community that correspond to service needs.  To be considered for services, individuals must be a resident of Lebanon County. 

The Mental Health program provides funding for services and supports in the community to Lebanon County residents.  This includes any adult diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness as defined by Pennsylvania state criteria and/or any child/adolescent diagnosed with Mental Illness or Serious Emotional Disturbance.

To receive these services and supports, the person needs to meet eligibility criteria and be registered with the Lebanon County Mental Health program.

To determine if a person meets eligibility criteria, please call 717-274-3415 to request information or a Mental Health (MH) intake.

The MH intake worker will gather information needed to determine the appropriate type and level of services that would meet your needs.  Potential services and supports could include, but not limited to: case management services, outpatient therapy, psychiatric services, medication monitoring, Compeer, Certified Peer Support Services, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), vocational, social and/or psychiatric rehabilitation, housing support services, short-term inpatient and partial hospitalization.

The Intellectual Disabilities Program provides funding for services and supports to Lebanon County residents that have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability, Autism, a Developmental Delay under nine (9) years and medically complex conditions age 0-21.

To receive these services and supports, the person needs to meet eligibility criteria and be registered with the Lebanon County Intellectual Disabilities program.

To determine if a person meets eligibility criteria, please contact the ID intake worker at 717-274-3415 to request information or request an ID intake.

The Early Intervention program provides services to children from birth to age three (3) living in Lebanon County who have a developmental delay or are at risk for a developmental delay.

All children and their families must go through the intake process to determine eligibility. 

Through a team assessment process, specialized services can be recommended including special instruction, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other family-centered services to teach families how to support and encourage their child’s development.

Early Intervention supports and services are provided at no cost; provided in a natural environment such as the home or day care setting; supports families and caregivers as the child’s first teacher; links families to a variety of community services and supports and are individualized to consider the values, culture and priorities of the child and family.  Early Intervention promotes collaboration among families, EI service personnel/ providers and Early Childhood Education professionals involved with a child.  

External Links

Center for Community Resources

CCR provides Pennsylvanians a choice for the support and service coordination needed to make a positive difference in everyday lives.
Lebanon County's ID supports cooridnation

Expert Community Care Management

The primary focus of ECCM is to promote the integration of community services into a seamless system of care for any child or adult in need of services. Lebanon County's ID department supports coordination.

Lebanon County Suicide Prevention Task Force

This is a task force of organizations and individuals committed to the prevention of suicide and to develop strategies to reduce the risk of suicide and provide education to the community of Lebanon County through the collaborative efforts of service providers and agencies.

Mental Health First Aid Training

This 8-hour training will equip people who may not possess mental health clinical training to identify, understand and respond to someone who is dealing with mental health problems or substance use disordersor experiencing a mental health crisis.

PA Family Network - Family Trainings

The PA Family Network was created under the leadership of Vision for Equality and is supported by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) as part of Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice: Supporting Families Throughout the Lifespan. The mission of the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives.

The Arc Lancaster Lebanon

The Arc Lancaster Lebanon assists people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Autism and their families to navigate an often complex system by coming alongside and asking what makes a meaningful life and helping identify what is needed to make that life happen.

Question Persuade Refer - QPR Training

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR Suicide Prevention learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR Suicide Prevention is a nationally certified program taught by certified trainers. Those completing the course will receive a certificate.

Service Access Management - SAM

SAM's mission is to help people throughout our service area enhance the quality of their lives by effectively and efficiently managing and/or providing needed, accessible and individually satisfying human services.