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 loyola.edu/department/clinical-centers) offers hearing, speech and language diagnosis and therapy in Columbia.

 

The MultiService Center (410-313-0220 or howardcountymd.gov) 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 trrcmd.org) 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 sheppardpratt.org), 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 communicarehealth.com), 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. kaiserpermanente.org) 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 grassrootscrisis.org) 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 wearehopeworks.org) 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 fcsmd.org) offers individual and family counseling services with sliding-scale fees in Columbia and North Laurel.

 

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