Office of Adult and Specialized Behavioral Health Services
The Office of Adult and Specialized Behavioral Health Services supports the comprehensive system of behavioral health services and supports as the coordinator of four units: Adult Services, Treatment and Recovery Services, Specialized Behavioral Health Services, and Women’s Services. The Office oversees statewide planning, development, administration, and monitoring of community and residential based behavioral health services and supports.
Adult Services Unit
The Adult Services Unit ensures that a comprehensive system of mental health services and supports are available and accessible for emerging adults and adults from age 18 throughout the life span. In collaboration with the Office of Adult and Specialized Behavioral Health Services, the unit participates in the statewide planning, design, development, implementation and monitoring of community-based mental health programs and services for adults, transition age youth, and older adults. In addition, the unit formulates policy, protocols, regulations and practice guidelines to support systems transformation for improved individual outcomes; and promotes evidence-based practice, consumer-directed and recovery-oriented rehabilitation, and treatment and supports that have demonstrated effectiveness and are responsive to individual needs and preferences.
Public Behavior Health System (PBHS) for Adults
The Public Behavioral Health System for Adults provides services based on eligibility and medical necessity criteria which have been established for each level of services outlined below:
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464