Women's Health Program consists of several services such as early care home visiting service, pregnancy prevention and support and parenting support for adolescents. Reproductive Health patients are eligible to receive education on all contraceptive methods, a physical examination, and the birth control method. Other services include screening, education, treatment, and/or referral for HIV, and STD evaluation for male and female patients. Pregnancy testing is also available.
Early Care is a home based community visiting service dedicated to promoting a healthy pregnancy and healthy birth outcome. Eligibility includes pregnant women and infants less that one year old with high risk needs which may include concerns with domestic violence, housing or transportation; present or past alcohol or drug use in the family, a teenage or first time parent, or concerns with depression in the mother. This is a free program designed to provide educational support and linkages to community resources based on the individual needs of the woman.
We serve all of Worcester County. Call 410-629-0164 for more information.
Adolescents have special needs regarding pregnancy prevention, pregnancy support, and parenting support. County Health nurses assist teens, age 17 and under, in these areas.
Additional Support and Information for Women
Reproductive Health patients are eligible to receive education on all contraceptive methods, a physical examination, and the birth control method. Other services include screening, education, treatment, and/or referral for HIV, and STD evaluation for male and female patients. Pregnancy testing is also available. Anyone of child-bearing age may receive confidential Family Planning services at the Health Department.
Berlin Health Center
Hours and Locations:
9730 Healthway Drive
Berlin, MD 21811
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Pocomoke Health Center
400-A Walnut Street
Pocomoke, MD 21851
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.
How much does it cost?
We accept insurance, but if you are uninsured, cost is based on a sliding scale. Be sure to bring with you proof of income (last two paycheck stubs). There is no charge for services for teens. Services are not denied based on inability to pay.
If I am a teen, do I need my parent’s permission for services?
Due to Federal law, teens can receive confidential reproductive health services without parental permission. We do encourage teens to involve their parent/guardian in their health care choices.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
Educational programs and community outreach regarding risk reduction for breast and cervical cancer. Provides screening and follow-up for women aged 40 to 64 years who lack insurance coverage and/or have inadequate insurance coverage to cover the following services: Mammograms, Breast Examination, Pap Test, Pelvic Examination, and Colonoscopy.
Center 4 Clean Start
Center 4 Clean Start is an intensive program for pregnant and post-partum women who are experiencing difficulty with alcohol and/or drugs. Is a cooperative project between the Health Departments in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Provides dual diagnosis and family education services, as well as transitional housing for some of the women. Childcare is available on-site and transportation can be provided.
This service is provided by the Addictions Program.
Center 4 Clean Start
1001 Lake Street