Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is the agency within the Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for the delivery of public behavioral
health services in Maryland.
Centers for Independent Living provides services to maximize the independence
of individuals with disabilities and to assist them with accessibility of the
communities they live in. This site covers all the local centers for
independent living in the state of Maryland.
Commitment to Veterans is a program that collaborates with the US Department of
Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families with coordinating
behavioral health services, including mental health. MCV also provides
information and referrals related to education, employment, housing, and VA
Maryland Community Services Locator is a free tool for connecting people to
community services. The locator includes contact information, maps, directions,
and other details for over 9,000 social service, health service and criminal
justice programs across the State of Maryland.
Department of Aging protects the rights and quality of life of older persons in
Maryland. To meet the needs of senior citizens, the Department administers
programs throughout the State, primarily through local Area Agencies on Aging.
This site contains more information on the programs that the department offers
and lists all Area Agencies on Aging in the state of Maryland.
Maryland Department of Disabilities advances the rights and interests of people
with disabilities so they can fully participate in their communities. This site
has benefits information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses and monitors health
care services in Maryland, administers the Maryland Medicaid program and
provides public health information and assistance. The Department’s goal is to
provide for the health of Maryland’s citizens.
Developmental Disabilities Administration provides leadership to assure the
full participation of individuals with developmental disabilities and their
families in all aspects of community life. It takes the leadership role in
building partnerships and trust with families, providers, local and state
agencies, and advocates to assure those individuals with developmental
disabilities and their families have access to the resources necessary to
OHCQ is charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s 9,900 health
care and community residential programs. The OHCQ licenses and certifies the
state’s health care facilities. This site contains educational material on
Maryland Department of Human Resources is the state's social services provider.
Programs include: Foster Care / Adoption, Child Protective Services, Food
Assistance, Energy Assistance, Child Support, Medical Assistance/Health
Coverage, Purchase of Care and Older Adult Services. On this site, you can find
information about coverage and benefits for these programs.
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs is an Executive Department in Maryland
State Government. It provides representation to the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs. The Agency also provides referrals to other federal, Maryland State
and local government agencies for benefits which may be available to eligible
individuals. It maintains and cares for memorials for the Maryland Vietnam,
Korean, and World War II Veterans.
Maryland Health Care Commission is organized around the health care systems. It
seeks to evaluate, regulate, or influence, bringing a wide range of tools (data
gathering, public reporting, planning and regulation) to bear to improve
quality, address costs, or increase access. Individuals may search for nursing
home and assisted living facilities on this site as well as other regulated
health care services. The site provided guides for various long term care
services and provides a comparison of long term care facilities together with
monitoring report information.
Maryland Insurance Administration is an Independent State agency that regulates
Maryland's insurance industry and protects consumers by ensuring that insurance
companies and health plans act in accordance with insurance laws.
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) offers programs and
services that help people with disabilities go to work or stay independent in
their homes and communities. This site contains more information on programs
offered through DORS.