The Co-Occurring Disorders Unit at Sheppard Pratt’s Ellicott City campus is a safe and welcoming 18-bed inpatient unit that is specially designed for the treatment of adults ages 18 to 65 who are experiencing both a mental illness and substance use problem.

People Cared For

  • Adults
  • Young Adults

Level of Care

  • Inpatient

Payment Type

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private Insurance
  • Self Pay

The unit is designed for crisis stabilization; our goal is to move individuals to a less-intensive level of care as soon as it is safe to do so, and our average length of stay is seven to eight days.

Individuals generally come to our unit for care when they have experienced a crisis involving substance use; we serve individuals ages 18 - 65 who are experiencing both a mental illness and an addiction issue. Many are experiencing recurring problems, and substance use is triggered by stressful situations, life problems, and more. No matter how individuals come into our care, we help individuals safely get through detox and begin (or continue) their journey towards recovery. We are a short term inpatient unit; we are not a rehabilitation facility, but are a starting point in the process of recovery.

Our compassionate experts are here to help, and serve as a source of guidance and comfort for both patients and their families. Recovery is a unique experience for every individual; no two journeys are the same. During your loved one’s inpatient stay, we will provide education and information for the patient and their family.