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Gambling Information

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH), in collaboration with Optum Maryland and the Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, have worked to open access for individuals and their loved ones to receive gambling services. As of January 1, 2018, reimbursement for problem gambling services is available to support assessment, individual and group therapy for persons with gambling disorders and/or loved ones, and is now available to all residents of Maryland to receive these services at either their outpatient community Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder program or private practitioner.

  • Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling:
    • Helpline: 1-800-Gambler
    • If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact the Center at: 667-214-2120.
  • Find a Counselor:​​

  • Visit the MDH Gambling information site here.

  • More gambling resources are available here.



During Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST (Crisis line available 24/7)

Participant Questions and Help to Find a Provider Call Toll-Free:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

All Providers: Questions, Referrals, Crisis Calls:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Outside of Business Hours (evenings, weekends, holidays)

Maryland Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
9-8-8 (Available 24/7)

Optum Crisis Line Available 24/7:
(800) 888-1965, TTY 711