Contact:
 Nursing Program
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8a.m. – 5 p.m.
altThe Communicable Disease Program works in conjunction with the Environmental Health Program in providing tracking, follow-up and guidance/referrals in cases involving possible exposure(s) to the rabies virus through an animal bite or exposure.

 
 



Service


The Environmental Health Program investigates and follows up on reported animal bites and rabies exposures.  If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal or your pet has been exposed to a rabies suspect animal such as raccoons, foxes, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, feral cats and more, contact our office at the numbers listed below.  After hours, contact your local police department or dial 911 for further assistance.


altIf you are at high risk for exposure to rabies, pre-exposure vaccination is available. 


Who can get this service?


•    These services are available to any Worcester County resident.


Where is this service provided?


•    Isle of Wight Center
•    Snow Hill Health Center


How much does this service cost?


There is no charge for an animal bite or rabies exposure investigation.
There is a charge for pre – exposure vaccination, call for current fee. 
If post exposure vaccination is required, costs vary. Financial assistance, if eligible, is available for the cost of the post exposure vaccination provided by the health department. However, fees imposed by the providers office which administers the vaccine or the cost of vaccine obtained elsewhere are the sole responsibility of the person receiving the vaccine.


This service is provided by the Nursing Program together with the Environmental Health Program.

 

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Zika Information

 

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WCHD News

Baltimore, MD (December 7, 2017) – The 14th Annual Maryland Health Equity Conference, which focuses on needed coordination, collaboration, and available opportunities to address population health and health disparities in Maryland, was held today in Baltimore.

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Snow Hill, Md. – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program would like to announce this year’s open enrollment period which begins on November 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017 for Qualified Health and/or Dental plans. During this time, certified Navigators are available to assist individuals and families with the application and enrollment process into a private plan through the state marketplace, Maryland Health Connection.  
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Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department is pleased to announce that the agency received a three-year, federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a Rural Health Opioid program in Worcester. 
 
The grant is $250,000 annually and will support Worcester County’s ongoing coordination and response to the local opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to support efforts to reduce heroin/opioid use and overdose deaths; utilize outreach and motivational strategies to encourage and engage individuals into treatment, provide care coordination for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), implement a public awareness campaign to reduce stigma associated with addiction treatment, and support individuals in recovery.
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