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.


 

Nutrition Counseling

Free one-on-one dietary counseling by a Registered and Licensed Dietitian for individuals requiring special dietary needs. 

Physical Activity Assessment

Free health screening which includes resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition (body fat%, BMI, waist to hip ratio), diabetes risk, muscular strength, flexibility, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Individual results counseling provided by either a Registered Dietitian or an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Specialist.  
 

Lunch Time Fitness

Lunch Time Fitness $25 (Scholarships available for those unable to pay), 12-week moderate level aerobic, strength training, and flexibility exercise program. Program offered three days a week from 12:30-1 p.m. at the Worcester County Recreation Center, Snow Hill. The program can be brought to community and faith-based sites in Worcester County.

Current program: Jan. 7-March 25.

 

Chronic Disease Prevention

Includes health promotion, patient education, and community programs designed to increase healthy behaviors and reduce diabetes mortality and morbidity. Includes risk reduction programs, nutrition and education and counseling, screenings for blood pressure, health assessments, and physical activity assessments. Promotes physical activity through a walking club called "Just Walk" which offers incentives, education, and recognition for becoming physically active. Custom designed work site wellness programs are available and provide custom health education and screenings for promoting employee health.
 

Lifestyle Balance Program

 

What is the Lifestyle Balance Program? It is a FREE program designed to teach participants how to make healthy lifestyle changes. The Heath Department program helps participants lose weight, improve diet, increase physical activity, and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. 
 
This program is titled “Lifestyle Balance” because it teaches you how to reach a healthy balance between what you eat and how active you are.
 
Participants experience many health benefits as a result of this program, including:
  • Get fit,
  • Lose weight,
  • Lower blood pressure, body fat, & cholesterol,
  • Reduced risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer,
  • Establish networks and friendships.
 
Call Today to Register! 410-632-0056


These services are provided by the Prevention Program.

 

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

 

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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    Legionella Facts

    Legionella is a bacteria that can cause a type of pneumonia called Legionnaires' disease. The disease is caused by inhaling mist from water containing the bacteria. The bacteria are present in many different manmade and natural water systems. Each year, 8,000 - 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease. The disease is usually treated successfully with antibiotics, but can sometimes be fatal. The disease is not spread from person to person. Certain groups of people are more likely to become seriously ill when infected with Legionella:

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