Behavioral Health System's Office

​​The Behavioral Health System’s Office (BHSO) is the Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) for Allegany County.  The BHSO is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring publicly funded behavioral health services within the county.  This includes planning for service development, encouraging providers to develop and deliver a full range of treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with mental illness or substance use disorders, and working with the Behavioral Health Administration, Office of Health Care Quality, and Administrative Service Organization to investigate complaints and monitor the delivery of services.

Additionally, the BHSO works to ensure people have access to needed services, educates the public about mental health and substance abuse, hosts trainings to enhance skills of behavioral health providers, and advocates with other systems on behalf of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. 

Programs & Services:


Provider Forms & Resources:  
Providers can click HERE to access current referral forms for clients.


For more information, call (301) 759-5070 or email us at achd.bhso@maryland.gov​.