At CareRite TFC, Inc. your behavioral health is our focus. We’ve been dedicated to bringing behavioral health to the community and the community into health for more than a 5 years. Think of us as your dedicated partner with all the behavioral health resources you need to better manage your health and the health of your family. The most comprehensive provider of behavioral and outpatient mental health services in the Washington Metropolitan Region.

CareRite TFC, Inc. is transforming lives by offering hope and opportunities for recovery, wellness, and independence.

CareRite TFC, Inc., Behavioral Health Services is a not-for-profit community-based healthcare agency providing Individual & Group Therapy, medication management, mental health assessment and case planning, older adult services, health education and prevention, and other related behavioral health services to the residents of Washington, DC Metropolitan region.

CareRite TFC, Inc. began providing child placement services to children & adolescents and their families in foster care. While realizing the enormity of behavioral health needs of adolescents and adults throughout Washington, DC region, we expanded our services to include behavioral health services covering the Prince George’s, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Charles, and Howard Counties in Maryland and District of Columbia.

At CareRite TFC, we strongly believe in partnering not only with our clients and their families, but also with other service organizations throughout the community in order to ensure that clients and their families have the greatest opportunity for long-term recovery from behavioral health challenges.

CareRite TFC Behavioral Services include, but not limited to:

Clients receive assessment and evaluation from board certified psychologist or clinical social workers

Medication management services in conjunction with board certified psychiatrist

Individual and group therapy from licensed therapists.

Program activities are provided after school hours and on Saturdays.

Youth Services include:

Services to adolescents ages 12 to 18.

Assessment and treatment planning

Alcohol and other drug education group

Individual and family counseling; and

Social/recreational activities.

Hospitals are dealing with a growing number of mental health patients

A new report reaffirmed longstanding concerns by Washington, DC area nurses, state legislators and mental health advocates about the burden that local hospitals face, boarding people who require proper behavioral health treatment while they wait for those services to become available, (By The Enterprise reports.)

As a result of the above statement, CareRite TFC, Behavioral Health Services partners with local area hospitals to provide this needed services to individuals with behavioral health challenges.

At CareRite TFC, Inc. Behavioral Health Services, our success is driven by outcome.

Has quality of life improved for individuals served by the CareRite TFC behavioral health services?

Have drug/alcohol use history

Adults Served
Child/Adolescents: 57.1%

Are not homeless

Adults Served

Are employed

Adults Served

Attend school

Adults Served
Child/Adolescents: 57.1%

Have no recent criminal justice system involvement

Adults Served

Participate in self-help groups

Adults Served

CareRite TFC., Behavioral Health Services (BHS) uses certain National Outcomes Measures (NOMs) domains as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to assess behavioral health recipients’ treatment outcomes. Information for the measures is pulled from the Client Information System (CIS), comparing each metric at intake to update/discharge.

The Domains for the agency Outcome shall include the following:

Education – the BHR is attending school or a vocational program.

Stable Housing – the BHR is not homeless, but is living independently, at home with family, or in therapeutic foster care or Group Home.

Self-Help groups – the BHR participated in a self-help or recovery group within 30 days prior to the assessment.

Substance Abstinence – the Behavioral Health Recipients (BHR) has a history of drug/alcohol use, and reports no use in the 30 days prior to the assessment.

Arrest-Free – the BHR reports no arrest in the 30 days prior to assessment.

Employment – the BHR is employed full or part time with and without supports.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) CareRite TFC, Inc. Behavioral Health Services (BHS) pre-authorizes and coordinates non-emergency mental health care for our clients. This includes care for children, teens, and adults. Clients does not need a referral from their primary care provider to obtain behavioral health care, but they may be required to obtain pre-authorization from BHS before meeting with a mental health professional at CareRite TFC.

Types of Care

CareRite TFC’s Behavioral Health Services provides the following types of behavioral health care in our facilities or through contracts with mental health or health care providers in the community:

Assessment and evaluation

Individual and group psychotherapy

Family Counseling

Medication evaluation and management

Service are provided in an outpatient treatment setting (in our main office or in-home setting) Our staff includes psychiatrists, Clinical Social Workers, psychotherapists, and nurses.

Care during Regular Business Hours:

To begin or continue behavioral health care, or for urgent or crisis care during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.):

First-time appointments:

Call 1-800-823-2219 or 301-326-1357

Extensions & follow-up care:

Contact our office at 1-800-823-2219 or 301-326-1357

Urgent or crisis care

Contact our office at 1-800-823-2219 or 301-326-1357

Care after Hours and Weekends

Urgent or Crisis Care:

Contact the On-Call staff at 1-800-823-2219

For a Life Threatening Emergency:

call 911.