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Chapter 8-J: Pregnancy Services for Young Parents


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If you do become pregnant, you will need to talk to someone about your health care and the alternatives available. It is important that you see a physician as soon as possible to confirm your pregnancy, to find out your options so that you can make informed decisions, and to discuss prenatal care.


Pregnancy Resources:


Alpha Pregnancy Care Center
218 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
24 hour helpline 1-800-395-HELP
Offers free pregnancy tests, crisis pregnancy assistance and post-abortion counseling. Offers information about abortion and alternatives that allow a woman to continue her pregnancy with the support of others who care. Occasionally offers parenting and childbirth classes.


Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212


  • High Risk Infants and Children
    Makes home visits when an infant is born with high risk medical, social or environmental problems. Follow-up parenting counseling is provided where necessary. Follow-up parenting education, counseling, and case management are provided. Developmental evaluations are completed.

  • Well-Child Clinics
    Complete preventive services, including immunizations, physical exams, feeding advice and child-rearing and development guidance, are provided at County Health Centers. Tests for anemia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning and other conditions are offered at most County health centers. Acute illnesses are not treated.


Baltimore County Department of Social Services - Young Parent Support Center
201 Back River Neck Road (Middleborough Shopping Plaza)
Baltimore, MD 21221
Provides comprehensive support to young parents, parenting education and skills classes such as ABE and GED, employment readiness and career exploration programs, life skills, and health education.


Baltimore County Department of Social Services - Services to Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents
6401 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Comprehensive counseling and referral services to adolescent parents or pregnant adolescent (under 21) to help with decisions in regard to a child; referrals made for medical care, parenting education; adoption counseling. Pregnancy prevention groups for teens, community education to teens & parents of teens on adolescent sexuality and responsible decision making. Telephone for information and appointment. In addition, the program offers pregnancy prevention groups and services at four targeted high schools.


Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns
442 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221
410-391-3911 Helpline (24 hour confidential answering service for pregnancy test, material assistance, peer counseling)
Provides women facing an unplanned pregnancy with a variety of free services, including self-administered pregnancy testing, nondiagnostic sonograms, information about abortion risks and procedures, post abortion counseling and education, educational program on life/relationship and parenting skills, abstinence program. Offers comprehensive resource information referrals including shelters (Gabriel Network), healthcare, adoption (Bethany Christian Services) and more. Hannah's Cupboard: Assistance with maternity clothing, formula, diapers, layettes, clothing up to 4T.


  • Arbutus/Halethorpe Center
    5406 East Drive
    Arbutus, Maryland 21227
    410-391-3911 call for appointment


  • Saint Rita’s Center, Dundalk
    2907 Dunleer Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21222
    410-391-3911 call for appointment


Maryland Children's Health Program
Baltimore County Department of Health
Maryland Children's Health Program
8501 LaSalle Road, Suite 103
Towson, Maryland 21286
A health insurance program for children up to age 18 and pregnant women. This program gives free and low cost health care to children and pregnant women with low to average incomes. Covered services include in-patient hospital care, medical doctor visits, lab tests, dental and eye care, medications and immunizations.


Medstar Franklin Square Hospital Center - Women's Health
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Full range of clinical services including gynecology, obstetric and birth control services. Women under the age of 18 must be emancipated and self-supporting, or married, or pregnant or VD suspect or seeking birth control. Phone for appointment. 


Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Inc.
330 North Howard Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Routine gynecological exams for men and women, birth control and emergency contraception counseling and supplies, pregnancy testing and options counseling, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, vasectomy and abortion services and referrals. Pregnancy tests and emergency contraception visits can be done on a walk-in basis.  For all other services, please schedule an appointment.

  • Owings Mills
    9129 Reisterstown Road
    Owings Mills, MD 21117

  • Towson - Loch Raven
    Loch Ridge Shopping Center
    1714 Joan Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21234
    410-665-9775 extension 1604


Pregnancy Center, Inc
1327 Dillon Heights Ave
Catonsville MD 21228
1-800-492-5530 (National hotline)
410-744-8961 (Local)
A nonsectarian organization dedicated to preventing abortions by helping women, married or single, to continue their pregnancies in a normal, healthy manner through confidential counseling with a pro-life format. Assists pregnant women to give birth to their babies. Teaches parenting skills. Services include long and short-term counseling; referral for free pregnancy testing; distribution of maternity & infant clothes & baby furniture; financial assistance; housing with shepherding families or group homes; medical and general resource referrals. Does not refer clients for artificial contraceptives, sterilization or abortion.


  • Baltimore Pregnancy Center
    7311 Harford Road
    Baltimore MD 21234

  • Pregnancy Center West
    5411 Old Frederick Road Suite 1
    Baltimore MD 21229

  • Pregnancy Center North
    6805 York Road
    Baltimore MD 21212



Residential Facilities


Florence Crittenton Services of Baltimore, Inc.
3110 Crittenton Place
Baltimore, MD 21211
Programs for pregnant and parenting adolescent girls. Pregnancy and child birth classes, parenting preparation classes, prenatal care, parenting and independent living education, and an accredited school program offered.




Revised: December 9, 2016