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 Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a "one stop shop" for Worcester County residents to access information and services to help aging and vulnerable adults remain in the community. Worcester County MAP consists of a multi-agency platform consisting of Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Department of Social Services and Worcester County Commission on Aging. The Adult Services programs of these agencies work cooperatively to help aging and vulnerable adults navigate their resource and support options. 

 

 


Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Worcester County

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

Toll Free: 1-844-MAP-LINK (1-844-627-5465)

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Location: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Any adult 18 years or older (Worcester County residents), regardless of income

Service (s) 

- Single point of entry to Adult Service programs provided by Worcester County Health Dept., Department of Social Services, and Commission on Aging.

-Provides information, assistance and referral to aging, vulnerable, or functionally disabled adults, and their caregivers

-Options Counseling- planning and coordination for long-term care services and planning for future needs.

-Education, system navigation & linkage to community resources. 

-Application/enrollment assistance to community programs & services. 

Fee for Service: None

 


Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) 

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

Location: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Any Worcester County resident (aging or functionally disabled adult) who is at risk of placement in a long-term care facility. 

Service (s): 

-An AERS Nurse or Social Worker provide a comprehensive assessment in the client's home or current location

-Identify community services available to help residents remain in the community, or in the least restrictive environment

-Develop an individualized plan of care to address the client's identified needs.

-Interpretation services are available

Fee of Service: None

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

(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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Health Department emphasizes the importance of rabies prevention and safety

Snow Hill, MD- The Worcester County Health Department has confirmed eight rabies cases locally since the beginning of 2019, emphasizing the importance of rabies awareness and proper pet vaccination. The latest confirmed positive rabies case was a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Rd in the Ocean Pines area on July 3.

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Men's Health Month

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

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Summer Wellness Camp

The Worcester County Health Department will host a free, week-long health and wellness camp for youth age 12-17 this summer. From June 17-21, campers will learn about the importance of health, fitness, setting personal goals and much more. The summer camp is part of Worcester Health’s Promoting Health Among Teens program and will feature guest speakers, snacks and lunch, learning activities and field trips to locations around Worcester including the Jolly Roger amusement park in Ocean City.

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Featured Service of the Month

We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program