Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority Programs and Services

CONSUMER SUPPORT SERVICES

Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority provides assistance to consumers of the public behavioral health system receiving behavioral health treatment and rehabilitation services within the fee for service network. This assistance is obtained via a “Consumer Support” Application.

Request for pharmacy assistance, transportation to behavioral health-related appointments, laboratory costs as it relates to behavioral health treatments, and other support needs that help to achieve or stabilize community placement, which include one-time annual help with first month’s rent, security deposit, utility turn on or deposit, basic household goods to establish a residence, or past due utility, rent, or mortgage if the applicant can show sustainability, referred to as a “special needs.” 

Consumer Support Funds: available to assist mental health consumers of the Public Mental Health System (PMHS) maintain or access community placement (one-time per 12 months).  Eligible examples include: security deposit or first month’s rent, utility turn on and/or deposit, past due rent or utility bills, etc.  Laboratory Assistance- funds for uninsured consumers of the PMHS for blood tests necessary to monitor psychiatric medications.  Pharmacy Assistance- funds for uninsured consumers of the PMHS for psychiatric medications. 

All applications must be completed by a provider and are subject to evaluation and approval. Incomplete applications will be denied and returned. Anyone interested in the program, should contact their behavioral health provider for a referral. For more information call 410-543-6981.


Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Wicomico Somerset CISM Team 410-543-6981; after hours emergency 443-614-8682

CISM offers victims, survivors, witnesses, first responders and care givers disaster response by offering:


Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Services

Jail Mental Health: provides mental health services at both the Wicomico County Detention Centers.

Wellness and Recovery Program: Lower Shore Friends, Inc. is a wellness and recovery center that provides peer support and advocacy for individuals living with mental illness in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

Minority Youth Mental Health Outreach Services: outreach and education provided to youth, parents, child-serving agencies, and the faith-based communities in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties to increase the understanding and reduce the stigma of receiving mental health services. 

Targeted Case Management: Assessment, Planning, Linkage, Follow-up, and Advocacy for individuals who meet priority population criteria.



Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority Programs and Services

CONSUMER SUPPORT SERVICES Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority provides assistance to consumers of the public behavioral health system receiving behavioral health treatment and rehabilitation services within the fee for service network. This assistance is obtained via a “Consumer Support” Application. Request for pharmacy assistance, transportation to behavioral health-related appointments, laboratory costs as it relates to behavioral…

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Wicomico Behavioral Health Authority Assistance Programs

Consumer Support Funds: available to assist mental health consumers of the Public Mental Health System (PMHS) maintain or access community placement (one-time per 12 months).  Eligible examples include: security deposit or first month’s rent, utility turn on and/or deposit, past due rent or utility bills, etc.  Laboratory Assistance- funds for uninsured consumers of the PMHS for blood tests necessary…

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Overview of the Public Mental Health System (PMHS)

Overview of the Public Mental Health System (PMHS) The PMHS is jointly coordinated and administered by the Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA), Core Service Agencies (CSA’s), and Value Options (the contracted Administrative Service Organization). MHA has oversight authority of the PMHS, which includes policy development, State-wide planning, resource allocation, and continuous quality improvement responsibilities. Value Options,…

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