Behavioral Health

Welcome to the Division of Behavioral Health Services (410-996-5106) within the Cecil County Health Department. 

The Division of Behavioral Health serves as the local behavioral health authority responsible for planning, managing and monitoring the local public behavioral health system.  The division contracts with community agencies for crisis response services, mental health treatment for incarcerated individuals, and behavioral health training for law enforcement.  In addition, the division provides harm reduction, school-based-early intervention, care coordination, vocational coaching, and navigation to mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring treatment and recovery support services.   

Recovery from mental health and substance use disorders is possible, and we are here to support you.  

For help connecting with behavioral health services and related resources, call the Cecil Addiction Treatment Coordination Hotline (CATCH) at 443-245-3257.  CATCH  is available 24/7 and serves as an accessible entry point into the regional continuum of behavioral health services.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call #988 or Affiliated Sante at 888-407-8018.  For all other emergencies, call 911.

For a list of behavioral health resources, including overdose recognition and response information, please visit

Services Provided or Coordinated by the Division of Behavioral Health:

Services for Criminal Justice / Forensic 

  • Crisis Intervention Team [Affiliated Sante]   
  • Detention Center T4C/Re-entry Planning and Care Coordination Services 
  • Detention Center Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Project [Cecil County Detention Center, PrimeCare Medical] 
  • Drug Court Care Coordination (support to Cecil County Circuit Court)  
  • Maryland Community Criminal Justice Treatment Program [PrimeCare Medical] 

Services for Adolescent / School-Aged 

  • Crisis Response and ER Diversion (aka – Child and Adolescent Program) [Affiliated Sante]
  • Mobile Response and Stabilization Services [Affiliated Sante] 
  • School-Based SUD Early Intervention 
  • School-Based Behavioral Health Intervention Program [Affiliated Sante]
  • Youth Targeted Case Management [Advantage Psychiatric] 

Crisis Intervention / Outreach / Diversion 

  • Cecil Addiction Treatment Coordination Hotline (CATCH) [in tandem with Voices of Hope, Inc.]
  • Hospital Outreach by Peer Recovery Specialists (in tandem with Voices of Hope, Inc.)
  • Mobile Crisis Team [Affiliated Sante]
  • Outreach to Survivors of Overdose (support to the Cecil County Prevention and Overdose Response Team)

Behavioral Health Coordination, Case Management and Recovery Support 

  • Adult Targeted Case Management [Advantage Psychiatric] 
  • Assertive Community Treatment [Upper Bay] 
  • Care Coordination Services 
  • Continuum of Care 
  • Mental Health Client Support Funds (rental assistance, eviction avoidance, utility assistance) 
  • Residential Rehabilitation Program [Upper Bay] 
  • Sexual Health in Recovery [Voices of Hope] 
  • Telehealth Equipment Program [Elkton Treatment Center] 
  • Temporary Cash Assistance 
  • Uninsured Eligibility Requests 
  • Wellness and Recovery Center [On Our Own] 
  • Workforce Development/Vocational Coaching 

Harm Reduction 

  • Harmony 
  • OMPP/Narcan Distribution/Overdose Response Training 

Behavioral Health Awareness/Promotion 

  • Buprenorphine Expansion Project [AB&C Creative] 
  • Suicide Prevention Public Awareness [LiveForThomas Foundation]

Behavioral Health System Planning 

  • Local Behavioral Health Authority (public BH system planning, management, and oversight) 
  • Local Overdose Fatality Review Team