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Chapter 8-I: Physician Referral

 

Related Topics:  Counseling: Individual, Group and FamilyDental Services | Health Centers and Hospitals | Medical Financial Assistance | Medical Information and Referral

 

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Baltimore County Department of Health - Dental Access and Referral Program
6401 York Road, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
410-887-2780 or 2781; T T Y users call Maryland Relay
The Dental Access Program is a joint referral program between the Baltimore County Department of Health and the Baltimore County Dental Association. To qualify for the Dental Access Program you may not have any form of dental insurance or third party financial assistance and must meet financial guidelines. Those who qualify can receive a discounted fee for services provided by private participating general dentists and specialists.

 

The Public Health Dentistry office maintains a list of dentists who treat residents who are physically and mentally limited, homebound, nursing homebound, and the general public.These programs are available to all County residents. Patients can use these programs to help locate a private dentist for their continuing dental care after their course of treatment at a County dental clinic is completed.

 

Baltimore County Department of Health - Hearing Services
Maryland licensed and certified audiologists provide comprehensive hearing testing to Baltimore County residents, from newborns through senior citizens on a sliding fee schedule according to income. Audiologist provide hearing aid recommendations as well as fitting and orientation.

 

Referrals are accepted from any source. Citizens who have a limited income and cannot afford services from a private office are welcome. For children 0 to 3 years enrolled in the Baltimore County Infants and Toddlers Program, the services are at no cost to the family. Call the center nearest you to schedule an appointment. Website includes a chart useful to parents and caregivers to determine if a child's hearing and speaking skills are like other children.

 

To schedule an appointment, call one of the following locations below Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of services is based on a sliding fee scale.

 

  • Eastern Family Resource Center
    9100 Franklin Square Drive
    Baltimore, Maryland 21237
    410-887-6443; T T Y users call Maryland Relay

 

  • Liberty Family Resource Center
    3525 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, Maryland 21133
    410-887-0611; T T Y users call Maryland Relay

 

Maryland Board of Physicians - Practitioner Profile Search (opens in new window)
Information available online about the training and specialities of physicians licensed in the state of Maryland. Reports on disciplinary action, malpractice judgments, etc. Locate a practitioner in your area.

 

Maryland Psychological Association
10025 Governor Warfield Parkway, Suite 102
Columbia, Maryland 21044-3308
410-992-4258 or 410-992-6815
Sponsors a free referral service listing psychologists in the state of Maryland. Provides callers with the names of licensed Maryland psychologists as well as information about areas of specialization, types of therapy offered, age range of clients seen and general biographical data.

 

MedChi: The Maryland State Medical Association - Physician Search (opens in new window)
Online search by specialty, city or county, or zip code

 

Pro Bono Counseling Project
410-825-1001 or Toll Free: 877-323-5800
Provides free mental health care to individuals, families and couples who live and/or work in Maryland who can not receive care from any other source. The Pro Bono Counseling Project links clients with therapists for counseling -- it does not provide medications or medication resources. Assures that Maryland uninsured or under-insured, low-income families and individuals in need of mental health care are linked with licensed mental health professionals who provide care on a volunteer basis. This non-profit mental health referral network includes licensed and insured clinical social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, psychiatrists and nurse psychotherapists who have agreed to take at least one voluntary case each year. For most cases, there is no limit to the number of sessions. Call to request a confidential consultation. Referrals accepted.