For Patients & Families

Locate a Provider/Service Crisis/Suicide Prevention Helplines - Call or Text Health Insurance Options Autism Resources Advocacy Resources Substance Use Resource 

Locate a Provider/Service

2-1-1 Maine, Inc.

Dial 211 or 1-877-463-6207 (When Out of State)

If you are not sure who to call, dial 2-1-1 to get connected to statewide services and programs.
One number - thousands of services. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember, 24-hour number that connects people who want to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community.

For more information visit: www.211maineorg.

Access Maine

Access Maine is an online resource guide with information to connect people living in Maine to public programs, services, and other resources that are available to provide support they need to be safe, happy, healthy, and successful.

https://accessmaine.org

DHHS Children’s Behavioral Health Website- Find a Provider

This website helps you find a provider in a specific county within Maine or you can search by the service you are looking for.

Find a Provider

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha is an online directory of community resources such as medical care, food, housing and more. Simply enter your zip code to easily find programs near you.

MaineHealth Community Resources (auntbertha.com)

Resource Guide for Maine Families, Schools and Communities

The Multi-Tier Systems of Support Resource Guide for Maine Families, Schools, and Communities was written to provide assistance to individuals, families, and schools in identifying needed resources and supports.

Download Resource Guide (PDF)

Crisis/Suicide Prevention

Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline

1-888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)

The Maine Crisis Hotline helps to stabilize individuals and families while assisting in crisis resolution and action planning. If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the 24-hour crisis hotline and speak with a trained crisis clinician who can connect you to the closest crisis center.

For more information visit: https://heretohelpmaine.com/.

Suicide Prevention

1-888-568-1112 (Voice) The Maine Crisis Hotline or 711 (Maine Relay)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

For more information visit the Maine Suicide Prevention Program.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide prevention: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

Mental health emergency: Text "HOME" to 741-741

For more information, visit Crisis Text Line

NAMI Maine Teen Text Support Line

Peer mental health support: 207-515-8398

Trevor Project Text Line

Text "START" to 678678

Suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ Community

Helplines – Call or Text

NAMI Maine Helpline

1-800-464-5767 (Press 1)

The NAMI Helpline is a safe and confidential mental health service for peers, law enforcement, professionals, friends and family members. It provides support, education and advocacy for anyone with questions about mental health concerns. Helpline available Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

For more information visit: www.namimaine.org.
helpline@namimaine.org

Intentional Peer Support Warmline

1-866-771-WARM (9276) or 711 (Maine Relay)

The Intentional Peer Support Warm Line is available toll-free from anywhere in Maine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a mental health peer-to-peer phone support program offering mutual conversations with a trained specialist who has life experience with mental health and/or substance use issues and recovery. The focus is to encourage and foster recovery, moving toward wellness and reconnecting with community.

For more information, visit the Office of Behavioral Health

Crisis Text Line

Mental health emergency: Text "HOME" to 741-741

For more information, visit Crisis Text Line

NAMI Maine Teen Text Support Line

Peer mental health support: 207-515-8398

Maternal Mental Health Hotline

1-833-9-HELP4MOMS

Those who contact the hotline can receive a range of support, including brief interventions from trained counselors who are culturally and trauma-informed, as well as referrals to both community-based and telehealth providers as needed. Callers also will receive evidence-based information and referrals to support groups and other community resources.
 

The hotline is creating a safe space for expecting and new moms who are experiencing maternal depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns to have confidential conversations and get the support they need. Moms can call or text 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS and connect with a counselor at no charge.  

Sexual Assault Helpline

1-800-871-7741 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)

Call the 24-hour statewide sexual assault crisis and support line (or text Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) for confidential services free of charge. 

For more information visit: www.mecasa.org.

For a list of resources in Tribal communities visit: www.mcedv.org/get-help/

Trevor Project Text Line

Text "START" to 678678

Suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ Community

Domestic Violence Helpline

1-866-834-HELP (4357)

The statewide Domestic Violence Helpline connects callers with advocates at Domestic Violence Resource Centers and provides information, crisis counseling, emotional support and advocacy.

For more information visit: www.mcedv.org.

For a list of resources in Tribal communities visit: www.mcedv.org/get-help/

Poison Control Center

1-800-222-1222 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)

The Northern New England Poison Center is the regional poison center for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It is available 24-hours to provide immediate treatment advice for poisonings and answer questions about poisons and prevention.

For more information visit: www.nnepc.org.

Child Protective Services

1-800-452-1999 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)

If you are concerned about child neglect or abuse, call this 24-hour hotline to speak to a child protective specialist. Calls may be made anonymously. 

Get more information.

Health Insurance Options

MaineCare - Health Insurance

MaineCare:  MaineCare provides free or low-cost health insurance to Maine children whose families meet certain requirements, based on household composition and income.  MaineCare covers developmental screenings, medical care, prescription drugs, dentist visits, and more.

Contact information:  Parents can apply for MaineCare on My Maine Connection at https://apps1.web.maine.gov/benefits/account/login.html

Health Care Assistance | Department of Health and Human Services

Katie Beckett MaineCare

Katie Beckett:  Katie Beckett is a MaineCare enrollment option for children with serious health conditions and are not eligible for regular coverage under MaineCare.  Katie Beckett eligibility allows these children to be cared for at home instead of in an institution. Only the child’s income and assets are considered when determining eligibility for Katie Beckett. Children who are eligible for MaineCare via Katie Becket receive full MaineCare benefits.  To be eligible for Katie Beckett, children must be disabled by Social Security Disability standards, live at home with their family and not incur a cost at home that exceeds the cost MaineCare would pay if the child were in an institution.

Contact information:  For more information about Katie Beckett, please review https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sites/maine.gov.dhhs/files/inline-files/Guide-to-the-Katie-Beckett-Application-Process.pdf

Consumers for Affordable Healthcare

Advocating the right to quality, affordable health care for every person in Maine.
 
Mainers who are worried about losing health insurance or having a hard time paying monthly premiums have options. You should act quickly since some options are time limited. Call the Consumer Assistance Program at Consumers for Affordable Health Care at 1-800-965-7476 for help.

More information: www.mainecahc.org/

Early Periodic Screening Detection and Treatment (EPSDT)

Early Periodic Screening Detection and Treatment (EPSDT): The federal benefit of EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment) entitles any individual on MaineCare to certain health care benefits until the age of 21.

Children can receive medical, behavioral, vision, dental, and other services and treatment that are medically necessary. Examples of some EPSDT benefits include eyeglasses, hearing aids, fluoride treatments, and other services to treat, correct or reduce illnesses and medical conditions.

Additionally, the EPSDT benefit may allow you to receive medically necessary services that are of a type, frequency or duration not described in MaineCare.

Contact information:  Please email DHHS.EPSDT@maine.gov

Autism Resources

Autism Response Team

888-AUTISM2 (888-288-4762)

Support for patients and families affected by autism

Autism Society of Maine (ASM)

Autism Society of Maine: The Autism Society of Maine provides education and resources to support the valued lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Contact information:  Call toll-free at 1-800-273-5200 or by email at: info@asmonline.org.

For more information visit: www.asmonline.org.

Autism Speaks

For more information visit: www.autismspeaks.org.

A Guide to Dental Care for Children with Autism

Advocacy Resources

G.E.A.R Parent Network

G.E.A.R. Parent Network: Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.

Contact information:  Call toll-free: 1-800-264-9224.  For more information visit the website at https://crisisandcounseling.org/services/gear/  

For more information visit: gearparentnetwork.org.

Maine Parent Federation (MPF)

Maine Parent Federation: Maine Parent Federation provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. Our services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide.

Contact information:  Call Maine Parent Federation at 1-800-870-7746. Or email at parentconnect@mpf.org.

For more information visit: mpf.org.

Substance Use Resources

Parent Substance Use Helpline

855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)

Support for parents whose teen is using substances

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

1-800-737-6237

During business hours, your call will be taken by a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who knows exactly what you are going through and can give you all the information you need. At night, there is a well-qualified answering service, that can give meeting information, or put you in touch with a person in your area recovering from alcohol use disorder who is available to talk with you about how to get help.

For more information visit: csoaamaine.org/.

Eyes Open for ME

1-800-974-0062

Visit www.eyesopenforme.org for more information on Opioid Use Disorder and ways to get help.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Locator

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

1-800-974-0062

Call the Narcotics Anonymous helpline and talk to a person in recovery from addiction.

For more information visit: www.namaine.org.

The Maine Tobacco Helpline

1-800-207-1230

When you're ready to quit, just call.

For more information visit thequitlink.com/.

Statewide Al'anon

1-800-498-1844

Al'anon meetings are a place to learn how to change reactions to the attitudes and behaviors common in alcoholic relationships, including those where drinking no longer occurs. The hotline is staffed by volunteers who answer phones, provide literature, and keep meeting information. 

For more information visit: www.maineafg.org.

OPTIONS

The Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach Naloxone and Safety (OPTIONS) initiative is a coordinated effort of the Maine Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and other state agencies to improve the health of Mainers using substances through harm reduction strategies, helping them on the road to recovery, and dramatically reducing the number of fatal and non-fatal drug overdoses.

More information: https://knowyouroptions.me/about-options/

Maine Food Pantries

Maine Food Pantries: There are several food pantries and food banks in the state of Maine. With help from users like you we have compiled a list of some.

Please visit:  https://www.foodpantries.org/st/maine to search by town to find local food pantries in your area. 

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