The Worcester County Health Department offers a variety of services including evaluation, treatment, and referral for addictions and mental health issues, a variety of preventative services to help keep you healthy, nursing ser vices such as immunizations, and environmental health protection services. For more detail on most our services, click on one of the services listed below...


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Maryland Health Care Commission approves Prince George’s hospital plan. Vote of 11-0 clears Certificate of Need for $543M Regional Medical Center.
Baltimore, MD (October 20, 2016) – The Maryland Health Care Commission voted 11-0, with one recusal, to approve the Certificate of Need application (CON) by Dimensions Health Corp. to relocate and to replace the Prince George’s Hospital Center and its Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital unit, creating the Prince George’s Regional Medical Center at a site in Largo.  
Developmental Disabilities Admin. hailed as national leader for work effort. Univ. of Mass. praises program as top performer in employment of disabled.
Baltimore, MD (October 13, 2016) – The University of Massachusetts Boston has recognized the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (Developmental Disabilities) top marks as the national leader in employment outcomes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). 
Maryland sees 1st confirmed case of seasonal flu, urges residents to get shots. Department Secretary, Deputy Secretary get vaccinated in Charles County.

Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is announcing the arrival of seasonal influenza, with the first confirmed case of the 2016-2017 influenza season. The first laboratory-confirmed case of the flu has been diagnosed in an adult in the National Capitol Region. With an extended weekend in store for many Marylanders, now is a good time to get a flu shot.

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We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program
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