Toll Free Phone : 877-402-8221

Local Phone : 410-402-8198
Fax: 410-402-8056

The Behavioral Health Unit is the licensing and approval agent for the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and as such, its primary function is to ensure that consumers in the state of Maryland receive quality mental health services. This is achieved through the regulatory process as governed by the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 10 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Subtitle 21 Mental Hygiene Administration.

Community Mental Health programs include: Group Homes for Adults with Mental Illness (GH), Mental Health Vocational Programs (MHVP), Mobile Treatment Services (MTS), Outpatient Mental Health Center (OHMC), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs (PRP), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services for Minors (PRP for Minors), Psychiatric Day Treatment Services (Partial Hospitalization Program PHP), Residential Rehabilitation Programs (RRP), Residential Crisis Services (RCS), Respite Care Services (RPCS),
Therapeutic Group Homes (TGH) and Therapeutic Nursery Programs (TNP).

​NOTICE:  Effective October 1, 2016 no new applications for approval may be accepted under COMAR 10.21 except for therapeutic group home applications (COMAR 10.21.07). All new applications must be made under Behavioral Health COMAR 10.63.