|Commissioner's Office - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. Who is the head of the Alabama Department of Mental Health?
A. James V. Perdue
Q. How is the department organized?
Q. What services are available in my area?
A. Call 1-800-367-0955 or view the
Community Providers chart
Q. If I or someone I know is having a mental health
crisis, how do I get help?
A. Call the department’s advocacy referral
line at 1-800-367-0955
Q. How do I become a community provider or open a
A. Check out our section on
Becoming a Community Provider
Q. What services do you offer for children?
A. The department is responsible for the development of new
initiatives for a more comprehensive system of care for children
and adolescents with mental illness, serious emotional
disorders, and/or substance abuse problems. Specific information
for clinical services can be found in the following divisions:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Developmental
Q. What is the cost of receiving mental health
services at the Alabama Department of Mental Health?
A. The ADMH makes needed services available
to any citizen of the state without regard to their
ability to pay. However, some consumers have private
insurance, or they are eligible for Medicaid or
Medicare to help with the cost. For individuals who do not have insurance, the
community mental health centers have policies in place
which can result in reduced charges for eligible