State Care Coordination services are designed to help individuals remain engaged in their recovery and to promote independence and self-sufficiency. As a systems navigator, the Care Coordinator identifies health care and recovery support needs with the patient and may initiate referrals to needed services. Common linkages include those with treatment and/or other health care, employment, legal aid, housing, child welfare, social services, and/or peer-support providers.
As the individual progresses through the stages of recovery and becomes acclimated to the recovery community, the need for care coordination begins to subside. The goal is for the individual to establish relationships within in the recovery community to sustain a healthy lifestyle free from substance use.
Providers who are submitting a referral for State Care Coordination are to provide patient information, substance use diagnosis, goals identified by the individual, and signed releases of information for agency submitting referral, emergency contact, and Beacon Health Options.
Eligibility requirements: Patients receiving levels III.3, III.5 and III.7 residential treatment supported by Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) funding are eligible to receive Maryland State Care Coordination.
How to participate: Contact Laura Sheffield, LCSW-C at 240-313-3398.
Cost: Free to individuals that qualify for this service