Howard Magazine - Page 52 - Health (3)

Howard Magazine
- Page 52
Health (3)

emotional disorders, especially autism.


Loyola Clinical Center for Speech- Language Pathology Services (410-617-1200 or offers hearing, speech and language diagnosis and therapy in Columbia.


The MultiService Center (410-313-0220 or in North Laurel provides a wide range of crisis and support services such as family, financial literacy and immigration counseling, social services and support groups.


The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center (410-489-5100 or in Glenwood provides physical and occupational therapy on horseback to treat a wide range of disabilities.


Sheppard Pratt at Ellicott City (443- 364-5500 or, a private nonprofit health system, offers mental health care for adults, adolescents and people with co-occurring disorders.


Ellicott City Health Care Center (410- 461-7577 or, along with Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (410-531-5300 or lorienhealth. com), Lorien Elkridge (410-579-2626) and Lorien Encore Ellicott City (410-461-7070) offer care for patients who require skilled nursing services.


Kaiser Permanente Columbia Gateway Medical Center (410-309-4600 or healthy. offers primary care services in pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine and OBGYN, along with and specialty services in surgery, dermatology and orthopedics. Other services include a laboratory, a pharmacy, nutritional counseling and allergy shots.


Support groups


Local counseling and support groups abound in Howard County. Among them:


Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center (410-531-6006 or in Columbia operates a 24-hour hotline (410-531- 6677) and drop-in counseling center staffed by trained volunteers. The agency is also part of the statewide youth crisis call-in counseling network, is certified as a suicide prevention service and offers assistance to those struggling with substance abuse.


HopeWorks Howard County (410-997- 0304 or operates a 24- hour hotline (410-997-2272); free counseling for survivors of sexual, domestic and dating violence; and child sexual abuse prevention training.


Family and Children’s Services of Howard County (410-997-3557 or offers individual and family counseling services with sliding-scale fees in Columbia and North Laurel.


Gilchrist Hospice Care (888-823-8880 or offers support groups, grief counseling and workshops to hospice care family members and communities following the death of a loved one.