Local Jurisdictions

​Maryland’s Behavioral Health Authorities


Each Maryland jurisdiction has at least one behavioral health agency that coordinates directly with the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). These jurisdictional agencies—Core Service Agencies (CSA), Local Addictions Authorities (LAA), and Local Behavioral Health Authorities (LBHA)—function under the authority of the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health, see Maryland Annotated Code, Health-General §§ 10–1201 through 10–1203. 

CSAs are the designated county or multicounty authority that is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring publicly funded mental health services. 
LAAs are the designated county or multicounty authority that is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring publicly funded substance-related and addictive disorder services. 
LBHAs are the designated county or multicounty authority that is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring publicly funded mental health, substance-related, and addictive disorder services.


MABHA.pngThe Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities (MABHA) is the non-profit organization comprised of Maryland’s CSAs, LAAs, and LBHAs. MABHA promotes the development of accessible, high quality, community based, comprehensive behavioral health services throughout Maryland. These agencies promote wellness by improving behavioral health in Maryland through collaborative partnerships.



     Allegany ​County​ LBHA

     Anne Arundel County CSA

     Anne Arundel County LBHA

     Baltimore City LBHA

     Baltimore County LBHA

     Calvert County LBHA

     Caroline County CSA

     Caroline County LAA

     Carroll County LBHA

     Cecil County CSA

     Cecil County LAA

     Charles County LBHA

     Dorchester County CSA

     Dorchester County LAA

     Frederick County LBHA

     Garrett County LBHA

     Harford County CSA

     Harford County LAA

     How​ard County LBHA

     Kent County CSA

     Kent County LAA

     Montgomery County LBHA

     Prince George's County LBHA

     Queen Anne’s County CSA

     Queen Anne's County LAA

     Somerset County LBHA

     St. Mar​y's County LBHA​

     Talbot County CSA

     Talbot County​ LAA

     Washington County CSA

     Washington County​ LAA

     Wicomico County LBHA

     Worcester County LBHA

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Click here for a PDF list of local behavioral health authorities.​