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  • Public Announcement

    Results of Community Needs Assessment Released

    Healthy Washington County has released the final report for the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment.

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    What is 988?

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WCMHA is an administrative office that can provide information on local service providers and resources.

If you need immediate emergency assistance, please contact 911. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you may contact Washington County's Mobile Crisis Team at 240-625-2246 or the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available via phone or text for 24/7 confidential support. If not in crisis, please use the links below to locate a therapist, psychiatrist or supportive services provider:

Who we are

In partnership with the Washington County Health Department, the WCMHA is responsible for planning, developing & monitoring the local system of publicly funded behavioral health services.


The WCMHA is the local authority responsible for overseeing the mental health specific services of the local public behavioral health system.

We support the mental health specific services for more than 9,000 adults, aging adults, children and adolescents of Washington County who are diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder and are receiving services via the Public Behavioral Health System and grant funded services.

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  • Planning

    • Three year mental health plan
    • One year mental health plan review
    • Needs assessments for specific populations
    • Soliciting consumer input
  • Development

    • Request for Proposals for specialized mental health programs
    • Use multi-provider task force to design and implement needed services
    • Provide technical assistance to agencies to meet State regulatory criteria
    • Recruit additional service providers
    • Solicit consumer operated support services
  • Coordination

    • Track high service users
    • Chair inter-agency consumer planning meetings
    • Provide consultation to inpatient psychiatric facilities regarding discharge planning process to facilitate consumer’s smooth transition to community
    • Provide education and information to the community
  • Financial Mang.

    • Seek sources of funding
    • Allocate funding for needed services through grants and fee-for-service mechanisms
    • Review financial trends
    • Forecast predicted expenditures
    • Seek more cost effective service options
  • Monitoring

    • Fiscal
    • Quality of service
    • Assist with and review plans of correction, in conjunction with Licensing and Certification Administration
    • Measure service outcomes and consumer satisfaction
    • Track local and State hospital utilization
    • Resolve formal consumer, family and agency grievances
    • Inspect residential housing
    • Develop Management Information System to provide needed service and fiscal data
    • Develop and monitor outcome measures of grant funded programs

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