Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-0056
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
altQuitting smoking is hard.  We’re here to help!

Individual, group and youth counseling is free and offered throughout Worcester County.  Joining a class gives you the best chance for success.









Vouchers are available for program participants who wish to use:

  • Nicotine patches
  • Nicotine gum, lozenges
  • Chantix

You can become a non-smoker!



Who is eligible for these services?

  • Any resident or person working in Worcester County is eligible.

Where are these services provided?

  • Snow Hill Health Center
  • Berlin Health Center
  • Pocomoke Health Center
  • WACS Center (West Ocean City)

How much do these services cost?
  • They're FREE!



FAQs


  • How long are the sessions?
    • 12 weeks  (7 weeks education/ 5 weeks group support)
  • How do I enroll in the voucher program?
    • You must be a resident of or working in Worcester County and attend group or individual smoking cessation counseling. The counselor will provide you with the voucher program information.
  • Do I have to participate in group counseling?
    • While group counseling is encouraged, individual counseling can be arranged as needed.
  • When do the next sessions start?
    • Call 410-632-0056. These are held throughout the year. 


This service is provided by the Prevention Program.

 

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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.

 

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(Snow Hill, MD)-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) and the Maryland Department of Health celebrated this year’s 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business (HMB) awardees at the 9th Annual Maryland in the Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium earlier this month. HMB is a statewide movement to create a culture of wellness at work that makes the healthiest choice the easiest choice. Atlantic General Hospital received the Gold 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for the third consecutive year while Taylor Bank was awarded the Silver 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for their second consecutive year.

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Crystal Bell will participate in "Walkable Communities" training program.


Snow Hill, MD - America Walks, a national advocacy organization working to empower communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk, announced today that they are awarding Crystal Bell, of Worcester County Health Department, a Walking College Fellowship as part of the 2018 program. The Fellowship will enable Bell and other advocates from around the country to participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable.

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Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. 

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