Meritus Behavioral Health & Employee Assistance Program

Treatments in Maryland from Wellness to Acute Care

Meritus Behavioral Health is a comprehensive network of integrated programs and services for all people experiencing behavioral health problems to help minimize hospitalizations, stabilize and manage behavioral health symptoms and help people achieve the highest possible level of successful functioning in their community.

Meritus Behavioral Health is recognized for increasing the awareness of issues related to behavioral health, providing wellness and prevention programs, providing crisis intervention and recovery services following traumatic events within the region, and integrating and collaborating with community medical, addiction and mental health practices to enhance continuity of care and the successful completion of treatment.

Employee Assistance Program

How Can EAP Help Me?

Your Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, plays a key role in helping you, your co-workers and family members cope with emotional, physical, or any other problems that may be affecting your personal well-being and/or your job performance. Click here for more information on EAP services

Group Treatment

Group treatment gives individuals a forum for learning together and offering one another insightful feedback, helpful suggestions and emotional support. Treatment is provided in a safe, trusting, confidential and honest environment. The group approach is often a very effective method of learning and growing along with peers who share your experiences.

Our group treatment program addresses topics selected to meet both community requests and our clients' needs. Groups usually run for sessions of eight to ten weeks, during which time we can complete assessments and assign individuals to appropriate ongoing treatment sessions.

Intensive Outpatient Program

This multifaceted program provides assessment, treatment, coordination of care, family support and group treatment for individuals impaired by mental health or addictions difficulties that do not require hospitalization. The program is available for treatment Monday through Friday.

Benefits and Functions

  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Daily Structure and Monitoring
  • Symptom Identification and Treatment
  • Preventing Hospitalization
  • Relapse and Decompensation Prevention
  • Support for Transitions
  • Education for Patients and Families
  • Diagnosis and Medication Information

Customized Treatment

  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Group Treatment
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Health Management
  • Coordination with Other Providers
  • Discharge Planning
  • Family/Care Provider Involvement Referral Information

Professional Treatment Team

  • Certified Psychiatric Nurse
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychologist

Referral Information

  • Inquiries Welcome 24 Hours a Day
  • Treatment Hours: M-F, 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Licensed and Insurance Approved
  • Confidentiality Protected
  • Located in the hospital
  • 301-766-7600 or 800-635-2774

For a complimentary proposal to become a Meritus Behavioral Health EAP organization click here.

Senior Services

Senior Services are designed to increase the quality of life for individuals and families facing retirement adjustment, depression, anxiety, conflict, memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. Components include assessment, diagnosis, individual, family and group treatment, coordination with community resources, family support and education.

Our experienced team of physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and support professionals are dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors and their families.

Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Meritus Behavioral Health works in collaboration with regional treatment providers to meet the needs of the community without duplicating services. Clients are assessed and referred to the appropriate provider and level of care within the community for addictions treatment.

Our master's prepared counselors are available around the clock for phone consultations and on-site crisis assessments at the Emergency Department of Meritus Medical Center.

Emergency Psychiatric Services

Counselors are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year for phone consultation and on-site crisis assessments at the Emergency Department of Meritus Medical Center. Following the assessment, individuals will be returned to the appropriate level of care and provider for counseling, mental health, or addictions issues.

Emergency Psychiatric Services provides the only after-hours assessments in the county. Individuals currently under the care of another mental health provider may use Emergency Psychiatric Services if required when their own counselors are unavailable.

All patients are seen by an Emergency Department physician and a master's-prepared mental health professional to assess both the patient's physical and mental stress. Patients are always referred to the least restrictive environment.

Below are several crisis intervention resources:

  • Maryland Crisis Hotline 800-422-0009
  • National Suicide Hotline 800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
    • Para obtener asistencia en espanol durante las 24 horas, llame al 888-628-9454
  • Youth - which is a Maryland Crisis Hotline Network. You can do online chat or call 800-422-0009.

Contact & Referral Information- Outpatient Services

For more information and to request an appointment for outpatient services, please call 301-766-7600 or 800-635-2774.

Outpatient Meritus Behavioral Health
Suite 2989
11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Please use the ORANGE entrance.

Behavioral Health & Employee Assistance Program