Services for Teens

Mental Health Services List  

Teen Help Card in English and in Spanish   Click the links to download the cards in .PDF format.

Hotlines — Montgomery County

  • Crisis Center Help Line  240-777-4000  (Provides immediate responses to crisis situations for all residents of MontgomeryCounty.)
  • Montgomery County Hotline 301-738-2255  (Provides confidential and anonymous support by trained counselors through a 24-hour telephone active listening and referral service for MontgomeryCounty.)
  • Victim Assistance & Sexual Assault Hotline 240-777-4357  (Provides 24-hour counseling, information and referral for persons who are a victim of crime, including rape or sexual assault in Montgomery County.)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting 240-777-4417 (Report child abuse and neglect to ensure the safety of children; 24-hour service.)
  • Partner Abuse Crisis Line 240-777-4673  (Provides 24-hour assistance for victims of mate-related physical abuse, including shelter and counseling services.)
  • Youth Crisis Hotline 301-738-9697  (Provides confidential and anonymous support by trained counselors forMontgomery County youth through a 24-hour telephone active listening and referral service.)
  • Operation Runaway Hotline 1-800-204-8600  (Provides Montgomery County 24-hour telephone crisis intervention and brief counseling for youth on the run or youth considering running away; consultation for concerned parents or community members.)

Hotlines — State & National

  • Maryland Youth Crisis Line 1-800-422-0009
  • Family Stress Line 1-800-243-7337  (Provides 24-hour family crisis hotline support, staffed by trained volunteers who offer consultation regarding parent stress management and child behavior management.)
  • National Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000   (Offers 24-hour national hotline service for parents and youth including crisis intervention, message service, educational information, referrals, and runaway searches.)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK(7255)  (Provides 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.)
  • Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN
  • It’s Your Sex Life 1-888-BE-SAFE-1
  • STD Info Line 1-800-227-8922
  • Emergency Contraception Hotline 1-888-668-2528
  • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)  (Confidential counseling and support for rape, abuse, and sexual assault victims)
  • National AIDS/Sexually-Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-342-2437 (English) 1-800-227-8922 (English/Spanish) 1-800-344-7432 (Spanish)

Family Planning Information & Services

  • Montgomery County Regional Health Centers  --  Germantown  240-777-3380;  Silver Spring  240-777-3160
  • Emergency Contraception Hotline 1-800-584-9911
  • Natural Family Planning Center 301-897-9323
  • Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington -- Gaithersburg 301-208-1300; Silver Spring 301-608-3448
  • STD/HIV/AIDS  240-777-1760
    • Services include diagnostic testing, exams and treatment of STDs and epidemiological follow up.  Free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing is also offered.  All persons tested for HIV receive pre- and post-test counseling.
    • Eligibility Requirements: STD testing offered to MontgomeryCounty residents only.  HIV testing is offered to County residents and non-residents alike.
    • Delivery Site:  Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • CCI-TAYA (Teen and Young Adult) Health Connection 301-565-0914.     Offices in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg.  Provides confidential, bilingual services to people ages 12-35, including routine gynecological care, birth control counseling and dispensing, testing and counseling for sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy testing and counseling.

 Pregnancy Support

  • Adoptions Together  301-439-2900
  • Birthright  301-946-3339
  • Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE)  301-476-8525
  • Centro Tepeyac 301-587-9516
  • Gabriel Project  301-946-4815
  • Germantown Pregnancy Center  301-916-5433
  • National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline (Spanish)  800-504-7081
  • Rockville Pregnancy Center 301-770-4444
  • Shady Grove Pregnancy Center 301-963-6223

 Information & Referral

  • Montgomery Co. Information and Referral     311
  • Montgomery County Website
  • MontgomeryCountydatabase
  • Child Support Enforcement 800-332-63347
  • ChildLink 240-777-4769
  • Child Passenger Safety 240-777-2222
  • Children’s Health Program 1-800-456-8900
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) in Montgomery County  301-762-9426 or

 Other Services

  • DHHS, Immunization Vaccine Administration 240-777-1050
    • The program integrates services with staff at area health centers and school health clinics to deliver walk-in immunizations to children, from birth to age eighteen, and eligible adults, according to federal and state regulations and the "Vaccine for Children" criteria.
    • Eligibility Requirements:  Requirements vary for immunizations.
    • Delivery Sites:
      • Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring, MD  20902
      • Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Gaithersburg, MD  20874
      • Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD  20910
      • School Health Services Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD  20853