We offer various levels of care, and each program works differently.
Please note: If you are having a mental health crisis, you can dial 988 (or 911). The Emergency Department at LHDCMC provides emergency psychiatric services.
Outpatient therapy and medication management
We offer office-based therapy services and medication management for adults and adolescents 13 years and older. We are currently scheduling appointments with therapists. Call 301-623-4350 to schedule.
Walk-in urgent care for behavioral health
We offer walk-in urgent care services for people needing non-emergency, non-life-threatening behavioral health care. This service is unique in the county.
It's open 8 am to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday, for adults and children 4 years and older. We can evaluate and help connect you to resources (including therapy and medication).
Partial hospitalization program
This intensive daytime treatment program offers mental health services for adults and teens age 13 and older.
Adults attend daily sessions from 9 am until 3:30 pm and return home at night. The adolescent program runs from 8 am to 2:30 pm.
The program is halfway between inpatient and outpatient care. It's designed to help those moving from 24/7 inpatient care or those who need to stabilize a condition to prevent a hospital stay.
A referral is needed before enrollment, using this referral form.
Residential Substance Use Disorder program
This program will be available in Summer 2023.
This residential substance use disorder program can house eight adults at a time, and the average length of stay is 20-30 days. It's a residential program where individuals learn the skills needed for recovery and relapse prevention. The program is counseling and group based. Medical services are limited, so patients served are required to be medically stable, and need to bring prescribed medications.
Inpatient behavioral health
The inpatient mental health unit is an acute hospital. It provides short-term psychiatric treatment for people 18 and older who meet admission criteria.
Patients are admitted voluntarily and involuntarily based on psychiatric assessment and referral from a hospital's emergency department.
The inpatient behavioral health program is not an emergency service, and we cannot receive walk-in patients.