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Mental Health Resources

Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Email: health@baltimorecountymd.gov

Phone: 410-887-3828
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

The Baltimore County Department of Health is available to help residents in getting medication assistance, applications for services, or resources regarding mental health services.

Forms and Documents

Adult Services Forms

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Youth and Family Services Forms

General Forms

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Psychiatric Medication Assistance

There are several agencies and programs that offer funding for medication on a limited and long-term basis:

  • Maryland Primary Care Program (PAC) provides Primary Care Provider services, free outpatient visits to a counselor or psychiatrist for mental health services, and lower priced or no-cost prescription drugs (you may need to pay a co-pay for some prescriptions). Individuals who are interested in applying for PAC, but who do not have access to the Internet, should call 1-800-266-2142 to request an application and get additional information.

  • Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program provides similar services as Medical Assistance to certain individuals who are working and have a disability. Coverage includes certain mental health and physical health care as well as prescription coverage. Call 866-373-9651 to request an application.

  • Bureau of Behavioral Health / Core Service Agency offers one-time assistance for persons meeting eligibility requirements who have exhausted other options to obtain funding for psychotropic medication. Persons must have a case manager, therapist, or physician, to apply on their behalf for assistance.

  • The Medicaid Program has a Pharmacy Access Hotline for recipients who are having problems obtaining needed medications or experiencing other pharmacy related issues. The hotline accepts calls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and has the option for callers to leave a message when calling after 5 p.m. Pharmacy staff will return calls the next business day. The Pharmacy Access Hotline can be reached by calling 410-767-5800 or 800-492-5231 toll free and selecting option number three.

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Providers and Consumer Information

Maryland Department of Disabilities
This organization provides information regarding services for Marylanders with disabilities as well as fact sheets regarding various services and programs available. Please see the Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program for information regarding health coverage for employed Marylanders with disabilities.

Mental Hygiene Administration
This organization provides general information regarding the public mental health system of Maryland.

Baltimore City Core Service Agency
This organization provides information on mental health treatment and resources, and the Public Mental Health System in Baltimore City.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
This organization provides information, advocacy, support, and referral for persons with mental illness and their family members. Go to "State and Local NAMI" to find the chapter closest to you.

Mental Health Association of Maryland
This organization provides family support and advocacy.

Department of Mental Health, Office of Health Care Quality
This organization licenses and certifies mental health providers in Maryland. 

Licensed Assisted Living Facility List
Download the list of licensed assisted living homes (also commonly known as group homes) throughout Maryland. The list is organized alphabetically by County.

On Our Own of Maryland
This organization operates a consumer-run drop in center. Go to "Affiliates" for the chapter closest to you.

Mental Health Regulations/Legislation
View a listing of the current regulations and legislation regarding the Public Mental Health System of Maryland.

General Information

The following organizations provide general information to mental health professionals, students, and consumers.

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Revised October 28, 2013

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