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 410-543-6996
CISM offers victims, survivors, witnesses, first responders and care givers disaster response by offering:
- Prevention education and training.
- Intervention to help reduce long term impact by quickly dealing with symptoms.
- Help returning to normal habits.
- Individual help for those who may need extra attention
CISM services are available before, during, and after an event that can cause emotional distress to those exposed to the event.
- Multi-casualty incident
- Death of a child
- death of a first responder
Take the time to click on the link below to watch a CISM interview done with our Director Michelle Hardy with Delmarva Now.
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.