Lawmakers, clinicians, and educators gathered on November 9, 2023, for a ribbon-cutting celebration for Compass Health Center’s first location in Maryland.

The opening of the Silver Spring-based center will keep people out of the emergency room and reduce wait times for mental health services; supporting adolescents, young adults, and adults in need of urgent support; providing 100 jobs to the state, bolstering the local economy, and so much more.  


Photo Left to Right:

Diana Eisenstat, Constituent Services and Community Outreach for Senator Chris Van Hollen, Marissa Leslie, MD, Medical Director, Compass Health Center, Claudia Welke, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, Compass Health Center, Senator Will Smith, MD - District 20, Norvell "Van" Coots, MD, President and CEO, Holy Cross Health, David Schreiber, MD, CEO & Co-Founder, Compass Health Center, Denise Evans, Board President, NAMI MD, Erin VanLuven, LCSW-C, Vice President & Site Leader, Compass Health Center, Senator Malcolm Augustine, MD - District 47, Kelly Jones, SVP Partnerships, Compass Health Center


About Compass Health Center:

Compass Health Center provides comprehensive mental health services to adolescents, young adults, and adults within 24 hours of the first phone call. Their approach is tailored for adolescents, young adults, and adults and hinges on three key principles: immediate access, comprehensive care, and specialization. Compass Health Center ensures immediate access with assessments available same/next-day and psychiatric evaluations within 24-48 hours of program initiation, providing treatment for a broad range of ages starting with children through adulthood and offering expert care in areas like Trauma, OCD, School Refusal, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health and Substance Use. 

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Photo Left to Right:

Alisa Smallwood, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Holy Cross Health, David Schreiber, MD, CEO & Co-Founder, Compass Health CenterNorvell "Van" Coots, MD, President and CEO, Holy Cross Health

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