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Mental Health Clinic

For help call 410-535-5400 x318

Definition of Mental Health
Mental Health is sometimes thought of as simply the absence of a mental illness but is actually much broader.  Mental Health is a state of successful mental functioning, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships, and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity.  Mental Health is indispensable to personal well-being, family and interpersonal relationships, and one’s contribution to society.

Program Mission
Calvert County Mental Health Clinic provides a comprehensive program of outpatient mental health services to the citizens of Calvert County living with mental illness. Services are provided in a manner tailored to each individual, to manage their illness, to accomplish goals, and to develop skills in an effort to promote mental wellness.

Program Description
The Calvert County Mental Health Clinic provides the following services:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Medication Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Adult Mental Health Services
Individuals, age 18 or older, with presenting problems that range from situational to serious mental illnesses, may receive the following services:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Medication Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Outpatient mental health services are provided for children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are diagnosed with mild to severe emotional disturbances including related behavioral disorders and other mental illnesses.

The following services are available at the mental health clinic and within the public school system:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Medication Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • School Based Mental Health Program

School Based Mental Health Program
The goals of the School Based Mental Health Program are:

  • To increase attendance
  • To reduce oppositional behavior
  • To increase grade point average and increase positive comments on report cards
  • To provide treatment in a setting that eliminates transportation struggles for the family, decreases the loss of classroom time for students, and prevents the stigma of attending a mental health clinic
  • To increase communication and link collaboratively between the school and mental health clinic
  • To increase community use of school setting and make it an intricate part of the community
  • To provide on-going, short term or long term treatment depending on needs and services - including individual, group, and family therapy

Calvert County Mental Health Clinic Jail Program
The Jail Program identifies individuals in the criminal justice system diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. The Jail Program ensures delivery of clinically appropriate mental health services.  The Mental Health staff provides on-going In-Service training to educate staff in an effort to promote awareness and sensitivity to individuals incarcerated living with a mental illness.

Through Case Management Services, such individuals are made aware of community programs that can provide resources upon release.  The community programs are essential in promoting independent living.

The following services are available:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Case Management Services

Shelter Plus Care Housing Program
The Shelter Plus Care Housing Program is a Federal grant program that provides rental assistance to homeless, mentally ill individuals and/or their families who may be involved with the criminal justice system. The program in Calvert County provides assistance and sponsor based rental assistance (through the Southern Maryland Community Network). The Mental Health Clinic also provides case management and mental health treatment to this population.

Psychogeriatric Assessment and Treatment Program
The Calvert County Psychogeriatric Assessment and Treatment Program are intended to aid in meeting the mental health needs of the elderly in Calvert County. A geriatric nurse counselor is available to provide free counseling, depression screening, assessment and referral services to adults age 60 years and older. The nurse is conveniently located at the three Senior Centers in Calvert County, ie, Calvert Pines, North Beach, and Southern Pines at least one day each week.  

Office Staff:
Director of Behavioral Health, Doris McDonald
Financial Director, Mitchell Johnson
Office Manager, Candice Stokes

Mental Health Services provided by Licensed Clinical Staff:
Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Registered Nurse

Fees:
Payment is required at the time services are rendered.
Cash, Medicare, Medicaid & qualifying private/commercial insurances are accepted upon approval of insurance benefits & verification

Hours of Operation (Services by appointment only)
Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Address:
975 Solomons Island Road North, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

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