The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 8, 2022, to celebrate the official launch of the St. Mary’s County Health Hub. In 2021, the St. Mary’s County Equity Task Force, in partnership with the Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County (HASMC) announced plans for the St. Mary’s County Health Hub. The 6,200 square-foot facility, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, was donated by PNC Bank to HASMC to be used by the health department for COVID-19 pandemic response, behavioral health crisis stabilization services, and other programs to promote wellness. SMCHD and a variety of community partners will roll these services out over the next several months. Currently, the Health Hub offers a broad range of scientifically proven interventions through the SMCHD Harm Reduction Program to promote safety, infection prevention, and recovery for community members with a substance use disorder. COVID-19 testing and vaccine appointments have also been available at the Health Hub location. Future Hub services planned for launch over the next several months include: Behavioral health crisis stabilization services Jail diversion programs that emphasize mental health and substance use treatment Primary care health services (e.g., routine preventative care, immunizations, […]
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