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Sunday, December 14, 2008

WALDEN/SIERRA OFFERS CRISIS SUPPORT

A 24-hour hotline is available for Southern Maryland residents for confidential help and support during the holidays. Walk-in services are available at several locations in St. Mary's County, including Walden/Sierra offices in California, Leonardtown and Charlotte Hall. Counselors can advise on depression, family violence, substance abuse, homelessness and other issues. Emergency assistance and trauma counseling are available for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 301-863-6661.

LOW-COST PRIMARY CARE IN ST. MARY'S

St. Mary's Hospital Health Connections has started Get Connected to Health, a low-cost primary care service for uninsured county residents that will be held 1-5 p.m. every Monday in the Health Connections Mobile Outreach Center at Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park. No appointment needed. $15 each visit. 301-475-6019.

FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC HOURS

St. Mary's Health Department (12) is expanding hours for its Family Planning and Reproductive Health Clinic to serve walk-in clients who need screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. First-come, first-served basis. 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 301-475-4419.

MALL WALKERS

Supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring. 7:30-9:30 a.m. weekdays, St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf. Free. 301-877-5700.

WOMEN'S HEALTH RESOURCE LINE

Offered by Calvert Memorial Hospital (3) to answer questions about its women's services. 410-414-4569.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Calvert County Mental Health Clinic operates at the Twin Beaches Community Health Center, 8924 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach. Diagnostic and medication evaluations, medication management and individual and family therapy services are available. Most commercial insurance programs and Medicaid are accepted. 410-535-5400, Ext. 475.


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