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Network of Care - Our Behavioral Health Services have joined the Network of Care. Visit today. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services "A Life in the Community for Everyone" web site at http://www.samhsa.gov Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) Maryland Community Services Locator at http://www.mdsl.org Worcester County Department of Social Services (DSS) American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry www.aacap.org Provides information on mental health for children and adolescents American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org Provides information pertaining to mental health diagnosis’ for children, adolescents, and adults. American Association of Suicidology www.suicidology.org Provides information to recognize warning signs of suicidality Department of Mental Health Office of Health CareQuality www.dhmh.state.md.us/ohcq Licensing and certifying mental health providers in Maryland Life Crisis Center www.lifecrisiscenter.org Provides crisis intervention and 24 hour hotline Mental Health Association of Maryland www.mhamd.org Provides family support and advocacy. Maryland Primary Adult Care Program (PAC) www.dhmh.state.md.us/mma/pac/ MPAP is a state funded program covering people whose income is above that of the Medicaid Program but under the standards of MPAP. Equitable Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Drug Treatment Mental Hygiene Administration www.dhmh.state.md.us/mha Provides general information regarding the public mental health systems of Maryland. Maryland Department of Disabilities www.mdod.maryland.gov Provides information regarding services for Maryland residents with disabilities as well as fact sheets regarding various services and programs available. National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) www.nami.org Provides information, advocacy, support, and referral for persons with mental illness and their family members. Go to “State and Local NAMI” to find the chapter closest to you. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment and mental health services. SAMHSA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357. SAMHSA's National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. Smoking Cessation Resources Quit Day Freedom from Smoking Survivors of Suicide www.survivorsofsuicide.com Provides information to individuals coping with the loss of a loved one through suicide as well as access to local SOS chapters. World Health Organization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc Provides information to individuals on recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression. LGBTQ Support http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lower-Shore-LGBTQ-Coalition/383561388456380 Provides information on the Lower Shore Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Coalition. Click here to learn more about PFLAG in Salisbury. PFLAG is the nation's largest LGBTQ ally organization. Click here for the LGBTQ informational flyer. Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 13:40 Resource Guides PDF Print E-mail Men's Cold Weather Shelter Resource Guide for the Homeless Tri-County Behavioral Health Resource Guide Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:21 Financial Aid and Insurance Information PDF Print E-mail Maryland Service Access and Information Link (SAIL) SAIL helps match you to available programs and apply for those programs. A series of questions will help you decide which social services benefits you and members of your family may want to apply. Maryland Health Connection State of Maryland health insurance exchange. Healthcare.gov Healthcare.gov healps you find insurance options, get help using insurance, get updated on health care laws, access information on the quality of care you are receiving and learn about new preventative and wellness initiatives. Medicaid.gov Medicaid.gov helps you learn about each state's Medicaid and children's health insurance programs. Worcester County Network of Care - Health Communities Network of Care is an interactive website where you can easily access a wide variety of information on resources, services and programs. Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) The Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. Maryland Children's Health Program Premium (MCHP Premium) Maryland Children's Health Insurance Premium Program gives full health benefits for income eligible children up to age 19 who do not qualify for the free MCHP program. By paying one low monthly premium per family, children et health care through HealthChoice. Medical Assistance for Families Program The Medical Assistance for Families Program provides full health benefits to parents and other family members caring for children. Eligibility depends on family size and income. Maryland Family Planning Program Provides services to eligible women under 51 years old. The Family Planning Program offers a limited benefit package. Children's Medical Services Children's Medical Services is a program that can help low-income, uninsured or underinsured Maryland residents ages 0-21 to get specialty care for chronic illness or disability by providing payment for the needed services. Maryland Health Insurance Plan MHIP was created for Maryland residents who are unable to obtain health insurance due to pre-existing medical conditions or private coverage is available, but benefits are excluded because of the health condition. Maryland Health Insurance Plan Federal MHIP Federal was created for Maryland residents who are unable to obtain health insurance due to pre-existing medicacl conditoins Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program EID extends Medical Assistance health benefits to working Marylanders with disabilities. This program lets you return to worka nd keep your health benefits by paying a small fee. Maryland Waiver Programs Waiver programs through Mediciaid is responsible for the implementation and ongoing administration of home and community-based services waivers and targeted case management programs for special population groups such as the elderly, the mentally ill and the physically and mentally disabled. Maryland Insurance Administration Can help you learn what types of insurance coverages are avilable at what cost and assist you if you have a complaint about how your insurance company response when you file a claim. Worcester County Health Department ACCU/Ombudsman Program: 410-629-0164 Provides outreach, education and care coordination activities to the Medical Assistance population as well as the uninsured and underinsured populations. The program insures that clients remain in care and that all populations have access to needed health care services, local resources and programs. Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 13:25 Community Resources PDF Print E-mail WORCESTER COUNTY YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY 2013 The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a national questionnaire used to survey health behaviors, such as bullying and harassment, suicide, overweight and obesity, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, injury and violence, tobacco and alcohol use, and other drug use. Click here to view the Worcester County Youth Risk Behavior Survey report, presented during a joint meeting between Health Department officials and the Board of Education. worcesterhealth.info/files/Youth risk behavior survey 2013.pdf The full report, as well as state and county level data, are available at: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/cdp/SitePages/youth-risk-survey.aspx LGBTQ Support http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lower-Shore-LGBTQ-Coalition/383561388456380 Provides information on the Lower Shore Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Coalition. Click here for the March 2014 LGBTQ informational flyer. Click here for the Lower Shore LGBTQ Coalition Kick-off Events scheduled for October 19th and 20th. If you or someone you know is a transgender/gender non-conforming individual in need of support, you can reach the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860. LGBT young people (ages 24 and younger) struggling with thoughts of suicide can contact the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 08:57 Emergency Preparedness Resources PDF Print E-mail The following links include additional information and resources for emergency preparedness. Maryland Emergency Management Agency Ready.gov Center for Disease Control (CDC)