Contact:
 Case Management
 
 Phone: 410-632-9230
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 The program’s goal is to assist families in obtaining special  medical care for children with chronic illness or disabling  conditions as a payer of last resort. This program generally  assists families who do not have medical insurance, or  families who have medical insurance
that is NOT able to cover  the child’s medical needs/treatment. 


Maryland launches online resource database for children and youth with special health care needs.  Visit this website to see resources that are available: http://specialneeds.dhmh.maryland.gov


General Eligibility for the program:

1.        Be a Maryland resident.

2.        Be younger than 22 years old.

3.        Meet medical requirements: have a diagnosed, or suspected, chronic illness or disability that requires medical evaluation and/or treatment.

4.        Meet financial eligibility requirements. This is determined by the size and income of the family unit. Family unit includes members living in the child’s household. Medical deductions may help the family qualify for services.

Services and Specialty Services commonly covered                

1.        Visits to specialists.

2.        Elective inpatient procedures.                                                 

3.        Medications.

4.        Therapies.           

5.        Lab Work/X-Ray.

6.        Medical equipment.

7.        Cardiology.

8.        Oncology.

9.        Plastic surgery (facial defects).

This service is provided by the Case Management Program.


Infant and Toddler/CMS Newsletters:

About Patient Centered Medical Homes:

A medical home is not a building, house, hospital or home healthcare service, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive primary care. In a family-centered medical home, the pediatric care team works in partnership with a child and a child's family to assure that all of the medical and non-medical needs of the patient are met. 


For more Information:


About Youth Health Care Transition:

The Children’s Medical Services program assists youth with special health care needs and their families to thoughtfully plan out moving from a child-centered medical provider (pediatrician) to an adult-centered medical provider and for the youth to become more independent with taking care of their health care needs.

Transitioning to an adult-centered health care system is one of the many transitions youth will experience as they reach adulthood.  Other transitions may include graduating from high school, attending college or vocational training, entering the work force and moving away from home to community living.

        Transition Resources

  • Why is youth health care transitioning important?
  • Child-centered health care focuses on the health care needs of children birth-18 years. An adult-centered medical provider will focus on screening and treatment for adult health issues.  Because the pediatricians treating these youth with special health care needs are frequently specialists, it can be a challenge for parents to find an adult medical provider who can appropriately treat their son or daughter’s special health care needs.   
  • As youth become young adults, they are usually able to start to manage their own health care needs. Managing their own health care is essential for their independence and self esteem as an adult.
  • Online Resources for Parents:
             To reach a parent coordinator, contact resource hotline: (800)-638-8864.

 

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WCHD News

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, workplaces, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education: Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive education (PHAT-C). To be eligible for up to $2,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization which serves young people in Worcester County. Funded organizations will be expected to deliver the PHAT-C education program to a minimum of 12-15 Worcester County youth ages 12-19.

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Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation, education and enforcement proposals for grant funding through Cigarette Restitution Funds by way of the Maryland Department of Health. Community-based organizations, churches, private groups, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

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(July 31, 2019 Snow Hill, MD) – The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2019.

Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as little as a quarter inch of water, eliminating standing water is critical for the control of mosquito populations. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, such as weather, numbers of mosquitoes that spread the virus, and human behavior.

The Worcester and Wicomico County Health Department provides the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce risk of infection with EEE or other mosquito borne illnesses:

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(Snow Hill, MD)- Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise extreme caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors during the heatwave forecasted to last through Sunday. Heat indexes for the shore are expected to rise above 100 degrees this week and exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous for humans and animals, even deadly.

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Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.

Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

Learn more tips for staying cool and safe during extreme heat by clicking the image below

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