Referral Coordination Services
Some students may find that they are in need of services outside of the Counseling Center. Finding a community provider can be daunting, as financial considerations, time considerations, and stigma against receiving mental health treatment can all act as barriers to connecting to the right providers. Our dedicated referral coordinators aim to make this process less stressful.
Referral coordinators are available at the Counseling Center to:
- Meet with students to help determine goals for therapy, access to services, and treatment history.
- Provide students with a list of providers that meet their individualized needs, are accessible, and provide services at a reasonable fee given students’ financial resources.
- Help students with concerns related to insurance and coverage for mental health services.
- Provide follow-up support to students to ensure that a strong connection has been made with an outside provider.
Some individuals may prefer to locate and connect with community providers independently of our referral coordinators. We offer a Community Referral Database (http://umbc.rints.com/) to help you with this task. For best results, enter as much information as you are able to provide.
- Loyola Clinical Centers (Loyola University Maryland); 410-617-1200;
- Psychology Clinic (University of Maryland, College Park); 301-405-4808
- Community Counseling Services Center (CCSC) (George Washington University) 202-994-8645 (D.C. location); 703-299-9148 (Alexandria location)
- Maryland Clinical Social Work Referral Service; 410-298-3226
- Maryland Psychiatric Society Referral Service; 410-625-0232
- Maryland Psychological Association Referral Service; 410-992-4258 or 301-596-3999
- Pastoral Counseling Service of Maryland; 410-433-8861
- Sheppard Pratt Therapy Referral Service; 410-938-5000; 888-938-4207 (toll-free)
- The Pro Bono Counseling Project; 410-323-5800 or 301-805-8191; 1-877-323-5800 (toll-free)
- Mental Health Association of Maryland; 410-863-0470
- Public Mental Health System (Medicaid & Pharmacy Assistance Program) 1-800-888-1965; 1-800-735-2258 (TTY)
- Maryland Early Intervention Program
*We have chosen the above links in order to provide you with another opportunity to learn more about yourself and mental health issues that may be of concern or interest to you as well as to provide alternative resources to address your needs. However, it is important to note that the UMBC Counseling Center has no jurisdiction over, nor responsibility for, the specific content of these websites or delivery of their services.