Contact:
Berlin Health Center
Pocomoke Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-629-0164 (Berlin)
410-957-2005 (Pocomoke)
 

 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Evening appointments are available on a limited basis.
 

Worcester County Health Department offers a variety of reproductive health services to teens and healthy women of childbearing age. All services are strictly confidential.



 

Services

  • Reproductive Health Services are available to assist individuals with the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children
  • Screening for cervical cancer
  • Colposcopy referrals for abnormal paps.
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Contraceptive information and services.
  • Pregnancy testing and referral.
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
  • Level 1 infertility services
  • Emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex.
  • Easy appointment scheduling - can typically schedule new appointments within a week.
  • For more information on reproductive health check out these links: www.teenpregnancy.org, www.iwannaknow.org, www.girlshealth.gov., www.fha.state.md.us., www.healthywomen.org, and www.4women.gov.

Who can get this service?

  • Services are available to both males and females. 
  • These services are available to any Worcester County resident in need of contraception.
  • Due to Federal law, teens can receive confidential reproductive health services without parental permission.  We do encourage teens to involve their parent/guardian in all health care choices.

Where is this service provided?


How much does this service cost?

Payment methods include sliding fee scale, payment plan, medical assistance and some private insurances.
We accept certain insurance, the Family Planning Card, and Medical Assistance.
If you are uninsured, the cost is based on a sliding scale fee (based on your income).  Be sure to bring with you proof of income (last two paycheck stubs). Services are not denied based on inability to pay.

Maryland Medicaid Information:
Maryland Medicaid has expanded family planning insurance coverage for women who are 51 or younger and at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

The expanded coverage now includes:

  •  Physical exams such as pelvic and breast exams
  • Screenings for breast and cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted infections
  • Advice about birth control methods
  • Contraceptive management and emergency contraception.

Applications for coverage are available at the Worcester County Health Department locations. 
You may also download an application by clicking here

For more information about the Medicaid expansion for family planning services, please also visit:  
http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/mma/familyplanning/index.html

To learn more call 410-629-0164.




Additional support and information for women:


These services are provided by the Nursing Program.

 

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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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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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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