Prevent problems before they happen. Make use of Worcester County Health Department services to help improve your health and well-being.

We have the experts to help, including prevention specialists, nurses, health educators, outreach workers, social workers, exercise physiologists, and nutritionists.

Check out our services below...





Building an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Do you have an Emergency Kit prepared? Learn the basics of how to build a kit by clicking the image below.

 

Diabetes Prevention and Education

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-0056
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

altA combination of free education, support and prevention services taught by staff from Atlantic General Hospital and Worcester County Health Department including a Certified Diabetes Educator/Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian, and an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Specialist.

Healthy Lifestyles and Chronic Disease Prevention

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Healthy Lifestyles include services such as; Nutrition Counseling, Physical Activity Assessment, Lunch Time Fitness, Chronic Disease Prevention, Just Walk and Worksite Wellness.

Maryland's Good Samaritan Law: Be a Hero, Save a Life

The Maryland Good Samaritan Law effective October 1, 2015, provides protection from arrest as well as prosecution for certain specific crimes and expands the charges from which people assisting in an emergency overdose situation are immune. If someone calls 911 in an effort to help during an overdose crisis, or they are experiencing an overdose, their parole and probation status will not affected, and they will now not be arrested, charged, or prosecuted for:

  • Possession of a controlled dangerous substance
  • Possession or use of drug paraphernalia
  • Providing alcohol to minors

Click the video below to watch Worcester County Health Department's Public Service Announcement about the Good Samaritan Law

Parent Education

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We provide parent education to a variety of families and at community sites including the Detention Center.  We utilize model, evidence based programs such as Nurturing Families, Nurturing Fathers, Co-Parenting, and Parenting Wisely. Parenting Help – Free Tips, Advice, Resources, Stories, and Guidance.  Parenting can be a difficult job; however it can also be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have.   Includes the Safe Homes Program is a family-focused initiative which empowers parents through a pledged commitment to maintain an alcohol and drug free home that is safe for children and the children’s social activities and recreation.


Screening - Cancer, Blood Pressure

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
altFree blood pressure measurement and education, screening and follow-up provided for individuals meeting eligibility requirements, include mammograms, breast examination, pap test, pelvic examination, colposcopy, and colonoscopy.  Also includes community outreach regarding risk reduction for cancer. 
 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Fall into fitness this October and participate in the 6th Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, Market Street. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 registrants will receive a HOPE stadium cup. Registration begins at 5pm. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a ½ mile, 1-mile, or 2-mile walk.

Click the image below to register for this free event. 

Public Health Officials Offer Food Safety Tips in Preparation of Potential Power Outages and Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence

(Salisbury, MD) - As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur.

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. For more information on generator safety, visit here.

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Celebrate life and help raise awareness about suicide prevention on the Boardwalk this September with the Out of the Darkness Community Walk. On Saturday, September 22, hundreds of walkers from Maryland and across the country will gather in Ocean City to memorialize the victims of suicide, offer support to friends and family, and to raise funds for suicide awareness and mental health first aid through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year, the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will also host the second annual “Celebration of Life” event the night before the walk, to memorialize friends and family lost to suicide.                                                                                                                                                      

Walk Date: 09/22/2018
Walk Location: Caroline Street and Ocean City Boardwalk - Ocean City, MD
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

Click the image below to learn more or call 410-632-3366

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Snow Hill, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department confirms that a kitten has tested positive for rabies on August 29, 2018 on Snow Hill Rd (Rt. 12) north of Girdletree. The kitten was a female gray, black and tan striped tabby that was roughly eight-weeks-old. Residents of the property near where the kitten was found did not own the animal and the owners are unknown at this time.

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Ocean City, MD- Take a deep breath, Worcester County; this month Maryland celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act. Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and clubs, to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of residents by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.

For more information on the Clean Indoor Air Act, click here

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