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Mental Health Association
of the  Eastern Shore

Shore Behavioral Health Inpatient Services


Dorchester General Hospital
300 Byrn Street
Cambridge, MD 21613


Note: This is the location for Shore Health Systems psychiatric/behavioral health inpatient services. Memorial Hospital in Easton does not have a psychiatric/behavioral health inpatient unit.


Information provided by Shore Behavioral Health


Ages served: Adults only This inpatient unit provides short-term mental health and dual diagnosis treatment to patients in crisis who are presenting as a danger to themselves or others. The department is staffed with psychiatrists, social workers, RN nurses and CNAs who work regularly with the patient. There is also access to all the hospital departments to care for any other needs that may present during their hospitalization, such as respiratory, physical/occupation therapy, and dietary needs.


Accessing services: Patients may be admitted from the emergency department after they have been medically cleared. The patient will see a Rapid Assessment Team member who will identify the needs of the patient and make appropriate referrals to either inpatient or outpatient treatment.


Contact phone: 410-822-100 ext 8120 or 410-228-5511 ext 8120


Payment options available: Medicare, Major medical insurance, Medicaid/medical assistance and self-pay.


Web Site:www.shorehealth.org  


Email: jweston@shorehealth.org  


Information below is from the Annual Resource Guide of the Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, Inc.


Providers on Staff: LCSW-C, LCPC, PhD, MD, CRNP, PA-C, Nurse, APRN/PMH, LSWA, LGSW


Populations Served:

  • Adults
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Geriatric
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Co-Occurring Addictions


Services: 

  • Inpatient Acute Treatment (<30 days)
  • Substance Abuse Inpatient (<30 days)
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Inpatient Co-Occurring (<30 days)


Disorders/Conditions Served

  • ADHD
  • Sex Offender
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Chronic Mental Illness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety/Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Co-Occurring
  • Self Injurious Behaviors
  • Substance Abuse/Dependence
  • Crisis Intervention 


Treatment Modalities:

  • Art
  • Anger Management
  • CBT
  • Family
  • Behavioral
  • Medication
  • Clinical Groups
  • Psycho Educational Groups

Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Services