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Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

Phone: 410-887-3828
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The Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health is a unit in the Department of Health that in addition to receiving local funding for its operations, has been designated by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration as a Core Service Agency. The Bureau functions as the mental health authority for the administration of state funded services for people with mental illness residing in Baltimore County. To learn about the available services for the public or information for professionals, see the links below.


Special Statement: The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services wants to reach out to persons and families who may be unduly disturbed by the images and incidents of unrest in the Baltimore Metropolitan area during the last several days. Such events can initiate or worsen mental health conditions. If you or a member of your family needs assistance during this time, we recommend the following resources:

  • Contact your primary care physician for the name of a mental health counselor or provider.

  • Call the Baltimore Crisis Response line at 410-931-2214 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

  • If your child is in a Baltimore County school, contact your school's principal or guidance counselor.

  • Call the Baltimore County Department of Health at 410-887-3828 (between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m) to be referred to a mental health provider. 

Services and Resources

24-Hour Hotlines

Baltimore County Crisis Response System
Phone: 410-931-2214

First Call for Help (all types of referrals)
Phone: 410-685-0525 or 211

Grassroots Crisis Line - suicide intervention hotline
Phone: 410-531-6677

Maryland Youth Crisis - suicide and other interventions
Phone: 1-800-422-0009

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 410-828-6390

 Mental Health Advisory Council

The Mental Health Advisory Council serves as an advocate for a comprehensive mental health system for persons of all ages. The Council also serves as an advisory group to the Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health, which serves as the Core Services Agency for the County. Meetings are held every third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Baltimore County Department of Health and are open to the public.

If you have questions regarding the Mental Health Advisory Council or wish to attend a meeting, call 410-887-3828.

Revised May 1, 2015

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