Human Services has immediate openings in several positions throughout our agency, including nurses, clinicians, and support staff. Select positions are eligible for a hiring bonus. Please visit the DHS Careers Page for more information and how to apply.

 Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health division promotes recovery for Virginia Beach citizens and their families.
The Behavioral Health Developmental Services Division (BHDS) is part of the City of Virginia Beach's Department of Human Services and is responsible for planning, organizing, and providing treatment and services for people in our community who have Behavioral Health and/or Developmental Disabilities. BHDS serves children, adolescents and adults.    ​​

Services are provided in various settings through the community including homes, schools, offices, residential settings, day programs and other locations.  Staff and contracted service providers include, but are not limited to psychiatrists, nurses and medical staff, counselors, therapists, case managers and support coordinators, peer specialists, and administrators.  We partner with community organizations, faith-based communities, businesses, schools and other local government agencies to provide the services people need. 

BHDS Contact Information

Phone numbers:
​Adult Outpatient Mental Health Services (including Same Day Access)
Same Day Access Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
​Child & Youth Mental Health Services (Including Same Day Access)
Same Day Access Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
​Developmental Services
​Emergency Mental Health Services 
(available 24/7)
Informational Warmline 
(available M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Contact Information

 ROSI Survey - Recovery Oriented Systems Indicator Survey

​The ROSI​ Survey measures respondents’ perceptions of Virginia Community Services Board (CSB) service providers’ orientation towards recovery. Originally developed through a national research project sponsored by the Federal Center for Mental Health Services, in Virginia the oversight, analysis and data reporting for the Survey is provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

In Virginia Beach, the ROSI Survey is given by Peer Recovery Specialists and overall Survey data is compiled by a Peer Recovery Specialist. The questions are organized within eight Domains: Meaningful Activities, Basic Material Resources, Peer Support, Choice, Social Relationships, Formal Services Staff, Formal Services, and Self/Holism. Analytical results are based on a four-point scale with “4” being the highest possible score. The anonymous Survey is given every other year, with the most recent being completed in 2015, reflecting the time period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The forty-two questions were answered by 111 individuals receiving CSB services.