UM Shore Regional Health's Behavioral Health Response Team (BHRT) is comprised of licensed mental health professionals whose education and experience include nursing, psychology and social work. These team members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide mental health and substance abuse evaluations and referrals for adults and children in need.

Typical services include:

  • Acute mental health and addiction assessments of patients presenting at UM Shore Regional Health emergency departments in Cambridge, Chestertown, Easton and Queenstown.
  • Inpatient consultations regarding patients who present with mental health or addiction issues while medically hospitalized.
  • Crisis counseling and debriefings for hospital staff.
  • Bereavement counseling.

For general information about the Behavioral Health Response Team, please call 410-822-1000, ext. 5251, and leave a message. In the case of an urgent or emergent question or concern, please go to the nearest emergency room or call the Mobile Crisis Hotline at 1-888-407-8018 or 911.