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CAREAPP is a Howard County Health Department program that connects County residents to community programs and services, including resources for food, health, housing, transportation, education, employment assistance, and more.


Behavioral Health Community Survey

The Howard County Health Department (HCHD) Bureau of Behavioral Health is committed to helping residents make healthy connections. A key component of our vision is ensuring that wellness is accessible for all who live, work, and visit Howard County. 

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us better understand how Behavioral Health Services could be improved in Howard County. The survey will not collect private information.

Behavioral Health Navigation

Behavioral Health Navigation connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.  To contact a Behavioral Health Navigator, call Kala Jenkins at 410-313-6240 or email bhnavigator@howardcountymd.gov


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If you need crisis assistance, call 410-531-6677 (988)

Mental Health Resources

Directory of Behavioral Health Services

Directory of Behavioral Health Services for Youth


Behavioral Health Referral Form for clinicians, individuals seeking services, or family members of those needing services:

Behavioral Health Referral Form

Mental Health Resource Center in Spanish

To promote BIPOC Mental Health Mental Health America provides tools and resources to communities nationwide that support awareness and understanding of mental health in BIPOC communities.

Who can I call if I am in need of help or anyone I know is in need of help?

How can I get involved in reducing stigma and supporting others?

How can I dispose of old medication?

  • Contact HC DrugFree for questions about prescription and over-the-counter medication and sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens) disposal and safe storage.

Howard County has Four Permanent Medication Disposal Boxes FOR PILLS ONLY locations:

  • Northern Police District Station, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, 21043
  • Southern District Station, 11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, 20723
  • Gary Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, 21723
  • Community Outreach Building, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 21044

HC DrugFree has a free and convenient drive-thru medication and sharps collection held twice a year. Visit www.hcdrugfree.org for the next collection date and other disposal and storage information. Please do NOT put sharps or liquids in the police collection boxes. Thank you for keeping us all safe.


The Maryland Poison Center created a guide on what you need to know about
Medicine Disposal.



Additional Resources

Please click the links below to access previous webinar slides:

For publications and resources from the Mental Health Association of Maryland:

For publications and resources from the Children's Mental Health Matter's Campaign visit:

For any questions about resources or programs at the Mental Health Association of Maryland, please contact info@mhamd.org

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