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Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA)

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The Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) of the Prince George’s County Health Department is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring publicly funded behavioral health services in Prince George’s County. We plan for behavioral health programs and services to ensure quality, accessible mental health, substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services are available to assist residents of all ages.

With local, state, and federal funding, we implement services not publicly funded. To accomplish this, we collaborate with community partners to provide grant-funded services that improve community health outcomes. 


If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or substance use, the LBHA is here to help. Our caring team provides support in various ways:

  • Resources for persons with Medical Assistance or no insurance
  • Specialty services for children, adults, and the elderly
  • Locating outpatient treatment services
  • Locating case management services
  • Locating residential treatment services
  • Locating Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders
  • Accessing crisis services
  • Purchasing psychotropic medications in special situations
  • Identifying support groups, including peer and family recovery support groups
  • Information about advocating for your child’s behavioral health needs
  • Behavioral health training opportunities
  • Housing options, including residential rehabilitation programs for individuals with mental illness 

Behavioral Health Resources

Many mental health and substance use services can be accessed in person or via telehealth through video or phone calls from your home. For services funded by Medical Assistance, call 1-800-888-1965 or the LBHA. Below are resource guides to help you identify a provider who meets your needs. 

Crisis Resources

To access mental health or substance use crisis services in Prince George's County:

Adults & Seniors

Child, Adolescent and Young Adults

Student Resources

Many schools in Prince George's County have counselors who support students' mental health. Ask your school for more information about mental health resources. 

Local Care Team 

Parents or caregivers, if you're dealing with challenges such as working with multiple behavioral health agencies or not knowing where to find services, contact the Department of Family Services at (301) 265-8446 for more information about the Local Care Team. This team of professionals and advocates can help guide you. 

Youth Services Bureaus

In some municipalities in Prince George's County, there are extra services for young people. The LBHA doesn't control these services, but they can be important resources for people in the community. Here are some Youth Service Bureaus in the county.


  • Resources for the Uninsured and Under-insured 

Individuals with Disabilities  

File a Complaint

If you have an issue regarding mental health or substance use services in Prince George’s County, email PGC_LBHA@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 856-9500. Our caring team of professionals is available to address your concerns and get you the help you need. 

Funding Opportunities for Providers

The LBHA is currently seeking recovery residences interested in becoming MCOR certified. 


Email PGC_LBHA@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 856-9500 to become a licensed mental health services provider or to be added to our provider contact list. Receive information regarding provider meetings, trainings, and other events our agency offers.

To stay up-to-date with new and urgent information, all providers should sign up for Optum Provider Alerts by sending an email to marylandproviderrelations@optum.com.  

Behavioral Health Services New Provider 

Please complete the Behavioral Health Services New Provider Form for your program.  The information on this form is used to update our referral lists.  The information is provided to consumers and professionals seeking behavioral health resources.

Request for Letters of Support

Stakeholders and community members may request a letter of support for grant proposals and other projects. Please attach a draft letter that includes:

  • Organization's contact information
  • Description of the project
  • Partnership with the LBHA (if applicable)
  • Benefits to community residents 

Other Resources


Contact Local Behavioral Health Authority



9314 Piscataway Road
Suite 150
Clinton, MD 20735