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TALBOT COUNTY ADDICTIONS PROGRAM

100 S. Hanson St. Easton, MD 21601


Website:http://talbothealth.org  


Information provided by the Talbot County Addictions Program.


Ages served: age 13 and up.


The Talbot County Addictions Program (TCAP) is the local Health Department-based program that provides adult and adolescent outpatient substance abuse treatment. Prospective patients are assessed to determine 1) need for treatment and 2) motivation for change and placed in a mode and level of treatment that best matches need and motivation. Patients are evaluated according to criteria established by the American Society for Addiction Medicine. TCAP offers a range of outpatient services for adolescents and adults: •Screening and assessment •Referral for inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation •Care coordination •Individual counseling and group counseling •Continuing care The objective is for the patient to develop and sustain self-diagnosis – that is realizing and taking the responsibility for treating the problem – and then learn the tools (planning, decision-making skills) used in maintaining successful recovery. Attendance at self-help groups (e.g. AA/NA) is usually required. Urgent care is available and not limited to those enrolled in a program; Urgent care persons are seen immediately during normal business hours.


To access services: 410-819-5600 Three routine screening sessions are offered each week: Monday and Wednesday from 1-3pm and Friday 9-11am. Clients walk in to these sessions, at their convenience, and are screened by clinical staff for appropriateness and need.


The purpose of screening is to offer prompt service and assure that the client is appropriate. Clients may also call to schedule appointments. All referrals will be given appointments for screening and assessment in a timely manner and urgent referrals will be seen immediately.


Payment options available: The cost for services is adjusted according to a sliding fee schedule in order to make treatment affordable.


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


Talbot County Health Department Addictions Program


Phone: 410-819-5600     

Fax: 410-819-5690 fax

Email: khfoster@dhmh.state.md.us  

Payment Types: Grant Funds, Sliding Scale, Self Pay

Providers on Staff: LCSW-C, CRNP, Nurse, APRN/PMH


Populations Served:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Geriatric
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Addictions


Services:

  • Walk-In
  • Substance Abuse
  • Outpatient


Disorders/Conditions Served:

  • Substance Abuse/Dependence


Treatment Modalities:

  • Clinical Groups


SAMUEL AND ALEXIS BRATTON MEMORY CENTER

Location: The Gardens of William Hill Manor 545 Cynwood Drive Easton MD 21601


Website:www.williamhillmanor.org  


Information provided by William Hill Manor


An accurate diagnosis is a critical first step in helping people who are experiencing memory loss, depression, or behavior problems. Using the latest diagnostic advances, a team at the Memory Clinic consisting of a Geriatric Psychiatrist, social workers, and nurses assess individuals on an outpatient basis. The team also provides Clinical counseling, and support groups. In additional the Gardens of William Hill Manor can provide a short-stay evaluation to aid in diagnosis and treatment.


Staff members in the Memory Center include: Dr. Allan Anderson, psychiatrist Dr. Fran Baker, psychiatrist Krystal Thomas, CRNP Lori Hester, RN Mignonne LaChapelle, LCSW-C Deborah Weber, LCPC


These services are on an outpatient basis and not limited to residents of William Hill Manor.


To make an appointment: call the Memory Center at 410-820-5191

When you call a series of medical questions will be asked over the phone. The average wait to get an appointment is 3 to 6 weeks


Payment options accepted: Medicare, Major medical insurance, Blue Cross/Blue Shied, Self-pay William Hill Manor is a continuing care retirement community. In addition to offering the Copper Ridge Model of Care© at The Gardens of William Hill Manor, we are a resource for those with memory impairments, innovation in treatment, a resource for continuing education, and a resource for specialized care.

TALBOT COUNTY SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Office Location: 12 Magnolia St., Easton, MD 21601

Website:www.tcps.k12.md.us  

Email: rschmidt@tcps.k12.md.us  

The Talbot County School District provides a program to help students address mental health needs. The program is under the direction of directed Rob Schmidt, Behavioral Specialist for the School District. The program originated with a federal grant for $3 million in 1999/2000. This grant provided funds for students identified as needing help to obtain professional mental health services that were provided by Eastern Shore Psychological Services. After the grant ended in 2003, the program continued by switching the payments to fees and financial aid assistance. Access to services: Students can be referred to Rob Schmidt’s office for mental or emotional problems by counselors, teachers, administrators or parents. Rob Schmidt and a professional from Eastern Shore Psychological Services meet with the student’s parents and discuss possible options. ESPS arranges for some of the students appointments to be at the school location of the student. Students identified as having a drug/alcohol problem are referred to the Talbot County Addictions Program.


Parents may initiate this process by contacting Rob Schmidt by calling (410) 822-0330 or emailing: rschmidt@tcps.k12.md.us  

The school system also has a program to decrease bullying. Teachers are trained on how to deal with bullying and encouraged to refer students to counseling. Families can access online, and complete online, a bullying form on the TCPS webpage under subheading “Student Services”.  See: http://www.tcps.k12.md.us/departments/student-services  


Talbot schools also participate in the successful national program called The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program found in schools across the US.

VETERANS OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Cambridge VA Outpatient Clinic

830 Chesapeake Drive, Cambridge, Maryland 21613


Website:www.maryland.va.gov/facilities/cambridge.asp  


This Outpatient clinic includes mental health programs for all veterans


Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays)


To access services: Call 410- 228-6243 or Toll-Free: 1-877-864-9611




Vet Center Outstation in Cambridge:

830 Chesapeake Drive Cambridge, MD 21613


Website:www.vetcenter.va.gov  


If you have served in any combat zone, Vet Centers are in your community to help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services. A Vet Center is located in Cambridge at the same location of the Outpatient Center listed above.


Hours of Operation: Normal working hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday. In an effort to better serve the veteran and their family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.


To access services: Call 410- 228-6305 or Toll-Free: 1- 877-927-8387




The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs


Website: http://mdva.state.md.us/VBHAB/index.html


The Eastern Shore Regional Coordinator of Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans program is Mike Bargiband. This project is an outreach and referral initiative designed to help veterans and their families obtain the services they need.


Contact Michael Bargiband at 410-725-9996  or email: mbargiband@msmhs.org  


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