Worcester County Health Department is dedicated to the health and safety of our residents and visitors.  We have certified inspectors and field staff working with the community to help protect the public in a number of areas.



Check out our services below...






Rabies Exposures and Animal Bite Investigations

    Contact:
Environmental Health Program
Isle of Wight Center
Phone: 410-641-9559
Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
After Hours: Call your local law enforcement agency or 911

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If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, or if you find a bat in the living area of your home, or your pet has been exposed to a rabies suspect animal such as raccoons, foxes, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, stray cats, contact our office for further assistance.

Temporary Event Food Program

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     Contact:
 Environmental Health Program
 Isle of Wight Center
 
 Phone: 410-641-9559
 
 Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
 more detailed information about the Temporary Event Food Program service offered by the Office of Environmental Health. 
• Event Name
• Event Date
• Application Cut-Off Date

Licensing and Inspections of Food Service Facilities

     Contact:
 Environmental Health Program
 Isle of Wight Center
 
 Phone: 410-641-9559
 
 Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm

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The Environmental Health Program licenses and inspects all permanent and temporary food facilities in Worcester County.  For forms or questions related to operating or opening a food service facility, please contact our Office.

Licensing and Inspections of Swimming Pools

    Contact:
Environmental Health Program
Isle of Wight Center
Phone: 410-641-9559
Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm

altThe Environmental Health Program licenses and inspects public and semi-public swimming pools and spas in Worcester County.  For forms or questions related to operating or constructing a pool, please contact our Office.

Bed Bug Investigations

     Contact:
 Environmental Health Program
 Isle of Wight Center
 
 Phone: 410-641-9559
 
 Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
altThe Environmental Health Program investigates bed bug infestations in hotels and in commercial properties,  private residences are excluded. 

Health Related Nuisance Complaint Investigations

     Contact:
 Environmental Health Program
 Isle of Wight Center
 
 Phone: 410-641-9559
 
 Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm

altThe Environmental Health Program investigates nuisance complaints mainly related to unkempt properties that may pose a public health risk due to infestation of vermin or general environmental impact.

Smoke-Free Indoor Air Complaint Investigations

     Contact:
 Environmental Health Program
 Isle of Wight Center
 
 Phone: 410-641-9559
 
 Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
altPeople in Maryland should now have clean, smoke-free air while working, dining, shopping, or relaxing throughout the state. Please call Environmental Health to file a complaint.

Tanning Beds and Safety

     Contact:
 Environmental Health Program
 Isle of Wight Center
 
 Phone: 410-641-9559
 
 Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Implementation of regulations and education regarding the risks associated with tanning bed overuse and safety, aimed at our youth population.  Tanning Bed Safety questions and concerns can be addressed by our Prevention Program at 410-632-1100 ext. 4.

Alcohol Management Training (TIPS)

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

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) is an alcohol management program approved by the state of Maryland. The state of Maryland requires that an alcohol licensee have someone associated with the license, i.e., owner, manager, bartender, have training in an acceptable alcohol management program. The purpose of the TIPS program is to teach servers of alcohol acceptable, and helpful, standards for responsible alcohol service. TIPS has a fee, based on "on premise" or "off premise" status.

This service is provided by the Prevention Program.

 

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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