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...





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

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream. Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin, which acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.

To learn more about risks, prevention and treatment, click the image below.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that if you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Click the image below to learn more. 

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

Snow Hill, MD-National Great American Smokeout Day returns on November 15. For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this is the perfect time to take that first step. The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day.

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Know your risk and prevention strategies.

Snow Hill, MD- November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month and Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is encouraging both those with diabetes and those at-risk for developing the disease to use healthy practices and prevention techniques this fall and winter. For those already living with diabetes, WCHD sponsors a free monthly diabetes support group monthly every third Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snow Hill Library. A Registered Dietitian and Community Health Educator facilitate the support group and the monthly topics help participants reinforce self-management skills.

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program