Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

The Mission of the Wicomico County Health Department Behavioral Health Program is to provide comprehensive, integrated mental health and substance abuse services that promote the health and quality of life for the residents of Wicomico County and surrounding communities. 

We are committed to providing prompt access to resiliency and recovery based services in a caring and confidential environment. We pledge that our mission will be governed by the individual strengths and needs of our clients and our community.


The Behavioral Health Addictions Program provides services for both male and female adults and adolescents.  The Addictions Program is able to treat individuals that have Medical Assistance and private insurance.

Addiction is a complex problem that affects not only physical and mental health of an individual, but also their families and social environment.  Addiction is a condition that is chronic, progressive, and potentially fatal.


The Behavioral Health Mental Health Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, licensed social workers, psychiatrists, counselors and outreach workers. Our mission is to promote emotional health in the residents of the community.

Our Behavioral Health Programs are accredited by CARF International. This achievement is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.

Addiction Information

Phone(410) 742-3784Fax: (410) 543-6680

Hours of Operation:

    • Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All clients with appointments after 5 p.m. will need to use the back entrance on the 4th floor of the parking garage. 

 

Mental Health Information

Phone(410) 334-3497Fax: (410) 543-6975

Hours of Operation:

    • Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All clients with appointments after 5 p.m. will need to use the back entrance on the 4th floor of the parking garage. 

 

 

Addiction Services: Adult Intensive Outpatient Treatment

The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals who require more structure and support than a low-intensity, traditional outpatient program, and who do not need a medically managed inpatient program.  Treatment is provided nine hours or more during the week.  As the patient progresses they will step down and attend less hours at each phase.  IOP provides an…

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Addiction Services: Adult and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment

The Adult Outpatient Program is designed for individuals who currently meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria for Level I care, which can be provided less than 9 hours per week.  The Outpatient Program is designed to be a minimum of 26 weeks.  Individuals are also linked with community resources to help further their progress in other areas of…

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Addiction Services: Adult Drug Court Through Wicomico County Circuit Court

The Wicomico County Health Department screens and treats individuals that are referred and admitted to the Wicomico County Circuit Drug Court.  To participate in Drug Court, the participants need to meet criteria for ASAM Level II Care.  Evaluations can also be completed for participants who are incarcerated at the local detention center. The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed…

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Addiction Services: Adult Forensic Treatment at Wicomico County Detention Center for Males & Females

The Male and Female Forensic Program is designed for individuals who are currently incarcerated at the Wicomico County Detention Center.  The inmate must meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria for Level I care, which can be provided less then 9 hours per week. The groups for the female population are held two days…

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Addiction Services: Adult Methadone Maintenance & Suboxone Program

The Methadone Maintenance Program was developed for patients who are addicted to opiates.  It is a medication assisted treatment that assists the patient to re-engage in all areas of their life.  The program is designed to help those that struggle to function without the use of the opiate.  The program follows all federal and state regulations to…

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Addiction Services: Temporary Cash Assistance

Addictions specialists placed at Social Services provide substance abuse screening services to all Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Applicants, minor parent’s in a TCA household, Food Stamp applicants and recipients who have been convicted of a drug related felony and referrals from Child Protective Services who are suspected of having substance abuse problems.  The Addictions Specialists provide appropriate…

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Child, Adolescent & Family Outpatient Mental Health

The Wicomico County Behavioral Health Program provides outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and their families. Psychiatric Evaluation Depression ADHD Management Anxiety Medication Evaluation and Monitoring Anger/Self Control Stress Reduction Trauma Individual/Family Therapy School Based Services Bullying To make a referral, please contact  (410) 334-3497 and ask for the referral coordinator. Children and adolescents referred for services must…

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Minority Youth Outreach Program

The Minority Youth Outreach Program promotes behavioral health awareness through education and outreach to youth and adults of all ages, genders and nationalities. Parent Educational Groups Community and School Groups Client/ Family Advocacy and Referral Anger Management Community Networking Outreach to the Faith-based Community Available to Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties For more information call Christine Elsey at (410)…

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