MHMA Responsibilities

  • Assuring consumer access and consumer rights
  • Assessing Frederick County's service needs and planning the implementation of a system that meets these needs
  • Financial and fiscal accountability including the approval of claims and payments
  • Resolution of complaints, grievances, and appeals
  • Program evaluation and monitoring
  • Quality improvement and outcome measurement
  • Increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness

MHMA monitors $12 million in public funds for direct services in Frederick County, as follows:

Outpatient Services, including psychiatric evaluations, diagnostic interviews, individual and group therapy, family counseling, medication management, psychological testing and occupational therapy.

Inpatient Service, including professional services provided in a hospital.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs provide rehabilitation and support to individuals to develop and enhance community and independent living skills.  These services are provided at an agency's day program or "off-site" at individuals' residences or other community site.

Residential Rehabilitation Programs services provide housing and appropriate staff support for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness or "off-site" at individuals' residences or other community site.

Respite Services are provided on a short-term basis in a community setting.  The services are designed to assist the individual's home caregiver to maintain the individuals in the home by temporarily freeing the caregiver from the responsibility of supervision.

Vocational Services involve assessment, entitlements counseling, job placement and ongoing  employment support (at the job site or off-site) for individuals who need these supports to obtain and maintain competitive employment.

Crisis Services
provide short, intensive mental health and support services (including residential) in the community.  Services are provided to avert hospitalization and prevent future psychological deterioration and avoid injury to self or to others.

Case Management
includes assessment of the individual's needs, planning, coordination of services, monitoring the utilization of services and advocacy on behalf of the individual.

Mobile Treatment Services
provide assertive outreach, treatment and support to individuals who are homeless and/or are unable to access more traditional forms of outpatient treatment.

Other Pages……..
How to File a Grievance
Financial Forms
Glossary and Abbreviations