West Cecil Health Center mourns the tragic loss of Dr. Caitlin McFarland

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Caitlin McFarland, Director of Psychiatry at West Cecil Health Center. Dr. McFarland was involved in a fatal auto accident early this morning, Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

We will forever remember her commitment to her work, her passion for serving the mental health needs of her patients, and for being a strong advocate for mental health education among gender minorities. We offer our sincere condolences to her family, patients, and colleagues during this very difficult time.

As a devoted team member of the entire West Cecil Health Care family, she was much admired and respected and will be deeply missed by all of us.

If you are a patient of Dr. McFarland, West Cecil Health Center wants you to know we have therapists available for you to talk to. If you are struggling, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 410-378-9696 for support. We will do our best to connect you to another WCHC provider or to other community resources as necessary. Additionally, our Medical staff will help to refill medications until we can connect you to further care.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work through this very difficult transition for our team.

Additional Resources

In an emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Call or Text 988)

Maryland 24-hour Crisis Line 1-800-422-0009

Maryland Resource Line 211

Harford County Mobile Crisis Line 410-638-5248

Klein Family 24-hour Crisis Center 410-874-0711

Cecil County Mobile Crisis Unit 1-888-407-8018

Crisis Text Line (Text 741-741)

LGBT+ Support (Text ‘Start’ to 671-671)

Author Info

Marlana Collins