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

(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. Read more ...

    Health Department emphasizes the importance of rabies prevention and safety

    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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    Men's Health Month

    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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