Let's Talk About Mental Health logo. Click for information and resources  Socially Distanced Doesn't Mean You're Alone. Click for Peer Support Resources.  Fentanyl is Deadly logo. Click for Harm Reduction information and services. 

This Spray Can Save a Life logo. Click for opioid overdose response trainings and resources.  HCHD 48 Suicide_Instagram FA_Page_2Problems with Alcohol or Drugs? Call 211, press 1 or click for more information.


Grassroots 24/7 Crisis Assistance - 410-531-6677 (local) or 2-1-1 (statewide)
Resources and Referrals - 410-313-6202

Bureau of Behavioral Health
During COVID-19 

While the Health Department is mostly functioning virtually, if you need assistance or information, please see below:

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045
(Howard Transit Red Bus Route)

Contact Us
Howard County Health Department
Bureau of Behavioral Health
410-313-6202 Phone
410-313-6212 Fax

Mission, Vision and Core Values of the Bureau of Behavioral Health

Narcan Virtual Training

Opioid Overdose Prevention
(Narcan) Training
Time Registration link
Thursday, September 24 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
Tuesday, October 6 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
Thursday, October 29 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
Tuesday, November 10 3:00 p.m. Click here to register


For more information call 410-313-6202 or contact orpresponse@howardcountymd.gov.  For online naloxone training visit Next Naloxone's website HERE.

Resources & Information:

Important Links:

Prevention Services provided by HC DrugFree

Behavioral Health Brochure

Local Health Improvement Coalition (LHIC)

Self-Help Meetings & Resources:

Alcoholics Anonymous (local information)

The Serenity Center (self-help/12 step meeting hall)

On Our Own of Howard County (open door wellness center)

SMART Recovery (resources and meeting information)

Narcotics Anonymous (national meeting locator)

Free State Region NA (Howard County and other local area NA site)