What Makes NHS Unique?

Explore innovative and unique services provided to individuals in our care! For more information about these services, please contact us.


Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health Care:

Integrating primary care and behavioral health care services for individuals with serious mental illness helps us provide better quality of care to individuals with mental illnesses, resulting in better health outcomes and saved lives. Integration of care allows individuals to receive all their health care services in one location, rather than having to access services independent of each other.

Hollywood Beauty Salon:

Hollywood Beauty Salon documentary is about the lives of members who operate the Hollywood Beauty Salon at the NHS Germantown Recovery Community (GRC) in Northwest Philadelphia. Clients and staff at the salon are in the process of recovery, and openly share their mental health issues and experiences in the film.

For more information, please visit: http://hollywoodbeautysalonmovie.com


The NHS Schools:

By blending behavioral expertise and education, NHS Schools partner with families, school districts, and community organizations to provide a quality educational environment that promotes individual student growth. Our goal is to teach students diagnosed with autism and emotional support needs the skills necessary for success in the general education setting and to transition them, as appropriate, back to a less restrictive environment within their home school districts, competitive employment and independent living.


Assistive Technology:

Assistive technology helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn independence and to stay connected with family and friends. Individuals in our programs learn how to use the technology safely and effectively to communicate with their families and friends, gain new skills and pursue other interests.

Supported Employment:

NHS empowers individuals with IDD by helping them find jobs in the community. Our array of employment services are designed to support people as they progress into the community through integrated employment.

Dental Care:

Using a sensory adapted dental environment (SADE), we are decreasing levels of anxiety and stress exhibited by children and adults with severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities during routine dental care.

Memory Care Home:

This home is designed specifically for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia (AD/D). The home provides a more relaxed schedule with on-site programming to help adults with AD/D maintain a sense of purpose and dignity with resources available to help them reach their full potential.

Sensory Room:

Sensory rooms assist individuals to improve their sensory processing. Using various pieces of sensory equipment, we can help to improve everyday activities, problems with learning, impaired motor skills or behavior problems.