Nevada: Health & Disability Programs

Nevada Department of Employment’s Training and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division, Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI)
BSBVI provides services to eligible individuals, including adaptive training, which  provides individualized training in home management, Braille, low vision aids, communication, and vocational skills; the Business Enterprise Program, which prepares legally blind people to operate food service businesses in public buildings throughout the state; independent living/daily living, which provides low vision aids and individualized training in home management, daily living skills, mobility, and communication skills enhancements for people age 55 and older, as well as to people under age 55 who meet established income guidelines and are unable to pursue a vocational goal; low vision exams and aids, which may include visual exams and adaptive aids for employment and every day needs; mobility training, which helps clients learn to maneuver safely and confidently in familiar and unfamiliar surroundings; and vocational rehabilitation, which includes vocational evaluations, psychological testing, counseling and guidance, adaptive training, mobility training, job readiness training, learning job seeking skills, assertive technology, job site modification, and transportation.

1370 South Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703

(800) 633-9879


Nevada Department of Employment’s Training and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation services are available to people with disabilities through a statewide network of office locations. These vocational rehabilitation services may be available: eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs determination; vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance; referral services; physical and mental restoration services; vocational and other training services; transportation related to providing a vocational rehabilitation service; vocational rehabilitation services for family members of a client if needed to enable the client to achieve an employment outcome; interpreter services for deaf clients; tactile interpreting services for deaf-blind clients; reader services; rehabilitation teaching services; orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind; job search, placement assistance and job retention services; supported employment services; personal assistance services; post-employment services; occupational licenses, tools, equipment, initial stocks, and supplies; rehabilitation technology; transition services; and other goods and services determined needed for the client to achieve an employment outcome.

1370 South Curry Street
Carson City, NV 89703

(775) 684-4070


Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD)

Aging and disability services include Advocate for Elders, Assisted Living (AL) Waiver, Community Home-Based Initiatives Program (CHIP), Community Options Program for the Elderly (COPE), Disability Rx,  disability services, Elder Protective Services (EPS), homemaker program, long term care ombudsman, senior ride program, Senior Rx, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Medicare counseling, Senior Tax Assistance/Rent Rebate Program, Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC), advocacy and case management services for the deaf and hard of hearing, assistive technology assessments and training, Assistive Technology for Independent Living Program, CARE Loans, communication access programs, equipment distribution program, Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, housing registry, personal assistance services, personal assistance training, recycled equipment program, Relay Nevada, and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.

3416 Goni Rd D-132
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 687-4210

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

CSHCN assists children and youth (ages 0-22 years old) at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions that require health and other services beyond those usually needed by children in the state. CSHCN’s website provides links to services and information on: newborn screening, financial support, information for everyday living, school services, referrals, nutrition tips, and parent support.

4150 Technology Way, Suite 101
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-4285
Toll-free hotline 1-866-254-3964

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS),Developmental Services

Developmental services include: home and community based waiver, individual and family counseling, employment and vocational services, family and residential support, and service coordination.

4126 Technology Way, 2nd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-5943

Agency Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS), Mental Health Services

MHDS provides programs for Nevadans with behavioral health issues. Mental health services include psychiatric hospitalization, psychiatric emergency services, outpatient psychiatric services, outpatient counseling, consumer assistance program/drop-in centers, mental health court (a collaboration between mental health and the criminal justice system), Mobile Crisis Team (MCT), mobile outreach safety team, psychosocial rehabilitation  residential support, Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Grant, service and intensive service coordination, Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), senior mental health outreach program, co-occurring disorders programs, community triage centers, forensic mental health services, psychiatric residency, and emergency response mental health services.

1391 South Jones Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone (702) 486-6200

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS), Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA)

SAPTA services include: early intervention, comprehensive evaluation, social model detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, transitional housing services, opioid maintenance treatment, co-occurring disorders programs, counseling and education, and prevention.

Carson City Office

4126 Technology Way, 2nd Floor

Carson City, NV 89706

(775) 684-4190


Las Vegas Office

4220 South Maryland Parkway, Building D, Suite 806

Las Vegas, NV 89119

(702) 486-8250

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