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Mental health and wellness in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Your mind and body are connected. Your thoughts and feelings affect your overall well-being — and we’re committed to helping you be mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy.

How to get mental health services

We’ll help you find the right support and connect you to the care you need.

  • To make an initial appointment, members can call our Behavioral Health Access Unit Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-866-530-8778 (TTY 711)
  • If you need help for an urgent mental health problem, call our clinical contact center 24/7 at 1-800-777-7904. Trained Kaiser Permanente staff will evaluate your situation and find the right care for you.
  • Go to Appointments or use the Kaiser Permanente app.

You don’t need a referral to see a therapist

You can make an appointment to see a therapist at a Kaiser Permanente facility without a referral from your personal doctor. And if you ever want to change your provider, you can switch at any time for any reason.

Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website.

If you think you or your family member has a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

What is mental health?

Mental health services include assessment, treatment, and support for a variety of mental, emotional, and substance use conditions. At Kaiser Permanente, adults, families, teens, and children can get clinical and support services for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance use disorder

Services and support

You have a range of therapy and treatment choices. As your partner in health, we’ll help you select the options that are right for you.

  • Addiction medicine services
  • Adult mental health
  • Autism assessment centers
  • Chemical dependency counseling
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Counseling and therapy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Depression and anxiety tools
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Suicide prevention

If you or a family member needs more intensive treatment, our intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) serve adults, adolescents, and those with chemical dependencies.

Caring providers

Our mental health team is passionate about helping people. Here are the different types of caregivers who can help you:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction medicine physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Medical social workers
  • Psychiatric clinical nurse specialists

Self-care wellness resources

Your care extends beyond therapy, medication, or treatment. Take advantage of things you can do to support your own wellness including classes* and screening tools to help you keep a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit.