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Behavioral Health - Substance Use Disorder Services

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New Classes:   

  •  March 23, 2015
  •  May 18, 2015

Both classes will be held at the Health Department offices at:
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD  21045

Call our Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-313-6202  or orpresponse@howardcountymd.gov for more information and to register.   


Services Offered:

The Health Department's Bureau of Behavioral Health offers Substance Use Disorder Services including assessments, individual sessions, group sessions and family counseling for adolescents and adults.

Early Intervention
Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient Treatment at the Detention Center
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (minimum of 9 hours a week)
Urine Drug Testing
Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Monitoring
Buprenorphine Induction and Maintenance
Continuing Care: Recovery Follow-up
Care Coordination
Peer Recovery Support Services

Walk-in assessments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Assessments are by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Bureau of Behavioral Health is certified abd staffed with licensed counselors. The program bills Medicaid some private insurance plans our fees are based on a sliding scale on family income if you are uninsured.

Hours of Operation

 Monday through Thursday 
8:30 AM – 8:30p.m.

8:30 AM – 5:30p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Click here for a copy of the Howard County Resource Directory for Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery 

Service Locations:

  * Behavioral HealthServices - 8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045
 * Columbia Health Center - 8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045
 * North Laurel Health Center - 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd., Laurel, MD  20723

Our certified program is staffed with State licensed counselors. We accept most insurance and Medical Assistance. Fees are based on a sliding scale. No one is refused services because of the inability to pay. All records are strictly confidential. For more information, please call 410-313-6202 or toll free at 1-866-313-6300. Or you may send an e-mail to: askhealth@howardcountymd.gov 

The services and facilities of the Howard County Health Department are non-discriminatory. Our policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, and mental or physical disability. By State law, services are extended to adolescents without parental consent. The Howard County Health Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are given an opportunity to participate in and benefit from all services and programs. For more information about accessibility, call 410-313-6300.

Service Contract Links:

 Prevention Services provided by HC DrugFree - Click here to visit their website 

Alcohol Drug Abuse Advisory Board - Minutes and Agendas




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