The 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.
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.
Maryland's 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 benefits.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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 foster growth.
The 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 quality-related issues.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.