Worcester County Health Department has a number of evaluation and referral services available to residents. Common services are available in the following areas: substance abuse, women's health, homelessness, transportation assistance, and other health care resources such as primary adult care. For more information click on the appropriate program listed below.

 

 









Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

altThe Worcester County Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) provides a comprehensive training designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to guide first responders when interacting with individuals in behavioral health crises. The program’s goal is to serve as an expansion of the crisis response system in order to provide collaborative and effective intervention and appropriate service coordination to those in behavioral health crises. 

 
The mission of C.I.T. is to enjoin community leaders, advance public safety and enhance community services to persons with behavioral health issues. The Worcester County C.I.T. is a collaborative program built on strong community partnerships between criminal justice professionals, behavioral health professionals, advocacy groups and community members.
 
Objectives of C.I.T.: 
  • Coordinate training programs that will enhance officer interactions, skills and safety when responding to behavioral health crises
  • Increase officer awareness of individuals at risk of, or experiencing, behavioral health crises
  • Improve effectiveness of officer response to behavioral health  crises
  • Reduce injuries to officers, persons in crises and their family members
  • Provide appropriate service coordination and resource linkage to persons with behavioral health issues
  • Provide community outreach and education on the Worcester County C.I.T. program 
     
 For more information please contact Sandra Ulrich at 410-632-1100 ext. 1146 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Social Security Disability - SOAR

 
alt
 SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR) is a process where eligible individuals can have their disability case expedited. 

Behavioral Health Intakes

 This service provides a one-stop shop for clients to be evaluated for both mental health and addictions services. This service is available at our Snow Hill office for both child and adult clients. 
   Contact:
 Behavioral Health Intake

Snow Hill Health Center
 
410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children's Medical Services


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

alt

 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. 

Case Management Services

     Contact:
 Case Management
Snow Hill Health Center
Berlin Health Center

 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

altCase Management services include mental health case management, transportation, mentoring services, services for those with developmental disabilities and services for at risk youth. The services link children and adults diagnosed with mental illness and at risk of needing a higher level of care with support services in the community.

Substance Abuse

     Contact:
 Addictions Program

WACS Center 
Snow Hill Health Center
Pocomoke Health Center
Berlin Health Center

 

 Hours: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

 

8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Friday


altSubstance abuse treatment and referral services  for adults are available.  Services include assessment, intake processing of client background, history of substance use, medical and mental health issues, family issues, legal involvement, and other relevant information.

Mental Health Services


 

     Contact:
  Mental Health Program

 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


altThe Worcester County Health Department is committed to recovery and improving the mental health of the community.  The Mental Health Program provides a wide variety of services, specializing in mental health and addiction issues.

Women's Health

     Contact:
 Berlin Health Center
 Pocomoke Health Center

 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


altWomen's Health services support the health of women during the span of their reproductive years, with sensitivity to the special needs of adolescents. Examples of services include well women visits for reproductive health, screening for sexually transmitted infections, birth control, education on a variety of health issues, and pregnancy testing. During pregnancy, our free childbirth classes and Early Care program also focus on newborn health and safety. Center for Clean Start is designed to meet the special needs of women with drug or alcohol use during and after pregnancy. We understand that males have an important role in health of women, so males can also receive services for screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, attend childbirth classes and receive Early Care services. Women who are interested in mental health counseling can receive services listed under Mental Health Services on our website. For domestic abuse or suicidal thoughts after regular business hours, call 211 or 410-749-HELP and for concerns about Human Trafficking call 1-888-373-7888.

Transportation Assistance

     Contact:
 Case Management Program
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 
 Phone: 410-632-0092
 
 Cost: Free for eligible consumers.
altMedical Assistance Transportation (MA Transportation) transports Medicaid recipients to medically necessary appointments or Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT).

 

Additional Health Care Resources

 

     Contact:(Mon-Friday)
 Berlin Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 

 Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm

Pocomoke Health Center (Mon-Thursday)

Phone: 410-957-2005

Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm


altOther services included in the section include Administrative Care Coordination, Care Coordination and Ombudsman Program.

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Spring is just on the horizon and Worcester Health is encouraging residents to take part in this year's #1BillionStepsChallenge. Our team this year is WorcesterSpringSteps (#273). You can register with the link below through MoveSpring using the code APHA2019. It is completely free to register and participate.

For more information please contact 410-632-0056. Thank you!

(Click the image below to register)

Read more ...

What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

Click the image below for more information about youth vaping.

Read more ...

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

Read more ...

Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

Read more ...

Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those accounts across social media and screening the videos at the 2019 Go Red event in February.

Read more ...
 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program