News And Events
Lately at Upper Bay…
Congressman Andy Harris
We recently visited Congressman Andy Harris in DC and he was then able to come and visit us at our Booth St location to meet with us and other county leaders to discuss the growing opioid crisis in Cecil County and Maryland.
Senator Chris Van Hollen
US Senator Chris Van Hollen visited with us at our Booth St. location in Cecil County!
Senator Van Hollen toured our Main Office in Elkton and spoke with staff and clients to better understand the unique challenges here in Cecil. We discussed the funding gaps for supportive services and barriers t increasing clinical staff in a rural area.
Rep. Ruppersberger and Delegate Lisanti
US Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and State Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti stopped by our Havre de Grace location to chat with clients and staff!
Rep. Ruppersberger and Delegate Lisanti spoke with adult clients and learned first about the struggles if folks seeking behavioral healthcare in Harford County. We discussed the opioid crisis and how better to fund supportive programs like our Adult Community Outreach and Day Program.
Visit from Lt. Governor Rutherford
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford visited with us at our Havre de Grace Location!
The Lt. Governor was joined by County Administrator Barry Glassman and area leaders to discuss access to behavioral health are in Harford County. We stressed the need for increasing Medicaid funding for community mental health services and highlighted the importance of having more clinicians available to clients with commercial insurance and Medicare.
Assertive Community Treatment
We started Cecil County with its first ever ACT Team! This expands on the services provided by our Mobile Treatment Team (MTS) and allows us to offer these services to every corner of the county. What is an ACT Team? ACT stands for Assertive Community Treatment and seeks to work with adults with severe mental illness who are at risk of hospitalization, incarceration, homelessness or stepping down from a residential setting who are accessing Maryland Medicaid or Medicare.
Our team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, therapists, substance use counselors, peer support specialists, community outreach counselors and supported employment counselors.
This is great news for some of the most vulnerable people in our community and will be a benefit to the overall behavioral health provider network.