Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services

Contact Info

Avery Road Treatment Center 14703 Avery Road Rockville, MD 20853
(240) 777-1770

Other Information

Business Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday AM for dosing
Offers Wraparound Service
Information not available
Service Delivery
Do Programs Charge a Fee?
Yes, insurance accepted for some programs
Pricing If Applicable
Area Served
Montgomery County
Number Served
Over 5,000 residents per year.
Additional Locations
Mid-County Health Center 11002 Viers Mill Road Wheaton, MD 20902, 1500 East Gude Drive Rockville, Maryland 20850


Avery Road Treatment Center
A 24-hour residential, non-hospital detoxification facility and intermediate care program of treatment for adults with serious substance abuse disorders. Serves individuals who meet American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria for placement at this level of care due to dependency on any of a variety of addictive substances including alcohol, or other drugs; or whose use of these substances has impaired their physical or mental health or their personal, social or occupational functioning.
Target Population: Montgomery County residents over the age of 18 who meet medical level of care criteria
Adult Behavioral Health Program
The Adult Mental Health Program is an outpatient mental health program which provides services, including individual and group psychotherapy, office based case management, and psychiatric medication monitoring to low-income residents of Montgomery County who are experiencing serious mental illness and who are unable to access the public mental health system due to lack of public benefits or their immigration status or income. This program also serves individuals in special situations, such as those discharged from a psychiatric hospital or incarceration, those involved with other health and human service agencies, or those who have experienced treatment failures in the public mental health system. The goals of this program are to improve the mental health of clients and to assist them in increasing their adaptive functioning in the community. Most staff members are bilingual in either Spanish and English or Vietnamese and English. Translation services are available via the Language Line. No private insurances are accepted but the program does accept Maryland Medical Assistance, PAC, and Medicare. A sliding fee scale issued by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is used to determine fees; however, clients are not turned away due to inability to pay.
Target Population: Low-income Montgomery County residents over the age of 18 who are experiencing serious mental illness. Those with private insurance are not eligible.
Intake/Eligibility: All referrals are through the Access to Behavioral Health Services program
Avery Road Combined Care
Provides substance abuse residential treatment for people experiencing homelessness, chronic relapse, mental or physical health problems, or co-occurring disorders. An intensive 20 hours per week of outpatient treatment is also available.
Target Population: Substance abusers who have additional problems, or co-occurring disorders.
Mental Health Targeted Case Management
Targeted Case Management (TCM) services assist individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders to gain access to the full range of mental health services, as well as to additional needed services, including substance abuse treatment, medical, employment, social, financial assistance, counseling, educational, housing, and other support services. TCM serves primarily as a broker to mental health treatment and other services, providing case management on a short-term basis. No medical, dental, or psychiatric treatment is directly provided. Case management services typically last for three to six months.
Target Population: Adult residents of Montgomery County with mental health and/or alcohol or drug dependency conditions who require additional support and assistance to access a primary treatment program or others services that will stabilize them in the community.
Senior Mental Health Program
Outreach mental health services for seniors who cannot or will not go to office-based services; mental health consultation to assisted living providers, senior center directors, Housing Opportunities Commission resident counselors; psycho education (education to the public about mental health issues); drop-in groups at senior centers; senior mental health education and consultation to DHHS staff.
Target Population: Seniors
Intake/Eligibility: Call 240-777-3990
Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone)
The Medication Assisted Treatment (Methadone)Program offers an alternative outpatient program to adults (18 and over) who are addicted to narcotic drugs or opiates such as heroin, oxycodone, and percocet, who live in Montgomery County. MAT is a comprehensive addiction treatment program that provides medication management with methadone and other medications such as buprenorphine. MAT provides integrated treatment for persons who also have mental health needs including psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and therapy are provided. The philosophy of the program is an abstinence-oriented approach, and includes participation in self-help programs(NA,AA, Al Anon).
Target Population: Adults 18 and over addicted to narcotic drugs
Intake/Eligibility: Call 240-777-3990 or email
Adult Drug Court Treatment Program
The Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court Program is a voluntary program that offers offenders with drug/alcohol-dependency problems a new opportunity to break the chain of the cycle of drug/alcohol addiction and crime through intensive treatment and monitoring, as well as direct attention from the court. The mission of the Adult Drug Court Program is to eliminate substance abuse, crime, and their consequence, by forging continuing partnerships with the court, health treatment providers, concerned community organizations and law enforcement. Leveraging its partnerships and authority, the court will direct substance-abusing offenders into evaluation and treatment to achieve personal responsibility and productive citizenship.The program consists of three phases and the minimum length of treatment is 20 months, but the actual length of stay is dependent on a participant’s progress.
Target Population: Adults 18 and over
Intake/Eligibility: Call 240-777-3990 or email
Jail Addiction Services
Jail Addiction Services provides substance abuse treatment for incarcerated men and women at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF). The program is designed to encourage and increase the offender’s willingness to participate in addictions treatment while incarcerated and in the community, provide assessment of drug/alcohol use and criminal thinking, provide an increase to access to community based addiction treatment services to offenders released from MCCF, reduce the recidivism of program participants and promote permanent abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.
Target Population: Adults 18 and over
Intake/Eligibility: Call 240-777-3990
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