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Adult Evaluation and Review Services

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

Phone: 410-887-2740 or 410-887-2754
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) is a state-mandated program, which provides assistance to functionally and chronically disabled adults who are at risk of institutionalization. AERS staff conduct a comprehensive evaluation to identify home and community-based services that will meet their individual needs, enable them to avoid institutionalization and remain as independent as possible in the least restrictive environment.


Any resident of Baltimore County in need of a long term care assessment can be referred to AERS. Anyone can make a referral for an assessment.

Assessment Process

An assessment is completed by a nurse or social worker in the patient's home or current location. Upon completion of the assessment, an individualized plan of care is developed to address identified needs. Following an AERS evaluation, the individual may request assistance to obtain the services recommended in the plan of care. Case management services can be provided to those individuals requiring further assistance.


AERS provides the following services:

  • Evaluation of medical and psychosocial problems
  • Evaluation for alternative living arrangements
  • Referral and linkage to community resources
  • Consultation with professionals and interested parties
  • Coordination of services   


There is no fee to Baltimore County residents seeking assessment.


To enroll in this program, call 410-887-2740 or 410-887-2754, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Revised June 16, 2015

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