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National Influenza Vaccination Week

It's not too late. Flu shots are available by appointment:


Worcester County Health Department locations: 

Berlin Health Center, 410.629.0164
Pocomoke Health Center, 410.957.2005
Snow Hill Health Center, 410.632.1100
*$15 suggested donation. Will bill Medicare and Medicaid

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 14:54
 
Ebola Update
The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) recognizes that the public is concerned about the current outbreak of Ebola in the West African region and that cases have arisen in the United States. We are working in partnership with Atlantic General Hospital, local health care providers, Worcester County Emergency Management and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to respond in the event there is ever a suspected case of Ebola in Worcester County. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:59
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Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program Ramps Up for Open Enrollment Year 2
Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program is ramping up outreach efforts in preparation for the second year of open enrollment for Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:49
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Child Birth Classes
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:20
 

WCHD News

Baltimore, MD (December 12, 2014) –The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today released a report showing that unexpected deaths of children in Maryland decreased from 302 in 2007 to 171 in 2013, a decline of 43%.  Had the numbers of unexpected deaths remained at the 2007 level, more than 600 additional children would have died during this period.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 10, 2014) -- The UnitedHealth Foundation today released “America’s Health Rankings 2014,” which found that Maryland had the greatest improvement of any state this year.  Maryland improved eight spots from 24th last year to 16th in 2014.  Key areas of improvement cited in the report include increased immunization rates and reductions in rates of preventable hospitalizations, smoking, and binge drinking.
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Baltimore, MD (December 10, 2014) – Families of individuals with serious mental illness joined state health leaders to recommend today that the state implement three proposals to improve treatment for the severely mentally ill in Maryland.
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