Facilities Master Plan

​The Maryland Department of Health has developed a Facilities Master Plan that will enable Maryland to progressively transform systemwide health care delivery, improve health and quality of care and reduce costs.​

The New Facilities Master Plan

  • Better redirects patients to community services providers and regional crisis centers;

  • Provides more accessible mental health, crisis, and chronic care services;​

  • Makes a staged capital investment over 20 years that will include building four new 24-hour regional crisis centers; 

  • Engages in strategic partnerships to transfer and sustain services at MDH facilities.

​Currently, MDH has 11 facilities that are operational:​

Facilities Master Plan Phases

​Phase I will occur from 2022-2026 and will entail:​​​​​
    • ​Divesting three closed MDH facilities: Crownsville Hospital Center in Anne Arundel County, Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents (RICA) Southern Maryland in Prince George’s County, and Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center in Kent County;
    • Constructing four 24-hour regional crisis c​​enters in Western Maryland, Central Maryland, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore;
    • Identifying strategic partners to transfer services from Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown and Deer’s Head Hospital Center in Salisbury to healthcare and community providers; 
    • ​Performing an assessment of the current Central Maryland inpatient behavioral health capacity.
​Phase II will occur from 2027-2031 and will entail:
    • ​Constructing a new facility for children and a Secure Evaluation Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) facility in the Central Maryland region; 
    • ​​​Constructing a new replacement patient building at the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville.

​​​Phase III  will occur from 2032-2041 and will entail:

    • Renovating the Holly Center; integrating MDH facility patients with community providers; 
    • ​Developing strategic partnerships to transition services currently provided at the Potomac Center and Spring Grove Hospital Center to healthcare and community providers.


The MDH 2041 Facilities Master Plan is a planning document that will continue to evolve.  

For additional questions, please contact mdh.masterplan@maryland.gov​.