Contact:
Berlin Health Center
Pocomoke Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-629-0164 (Berlin)
410-957-2005 (Pocomoke)
 

 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Evening appointments are available on a limited basis.
 

Worcester County Health Department offers a variety of reproductive health services to teens and healthy women of childbearing age. All services are strictly confidential.



 

Services

  • Reproductive Health Services are available to assist individuals with the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children
  • Screening for cervical cancer
  • Colposcopy referrals for abnormal paps.
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Contraceptive information and services.
  • Pregnancy testing and referral.
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
  • Level 1 infertility services
  • Emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex.
  • Easy appointment scheduling - can typically schedule new appointments within a week.
  • For more information on reproductive health check out these links: www.teenpregnancy.org, www.iwannaknow.org, www.girlshealth.gov., www.fha.state.md.us., www.healthywomen.org, and www.4women.gov.

Who can get this service?

  • Services are available to both males and females. 
  • These services are available to any Worcester County resident in need of contraception.
  • Due to Federal law, teens can receive confidential reproductive health services without parental permission.  We do encourage teens to involve their parent/guardian in all health care choices.

Where is this service provided?


How much does this service cost?

Payment methods include sliding fee scale, payment plan, medical assistance and some private insurances.
We accept certain insurance, the Family Planning Card, and Medical Assistance.
If you are uninsured, the cost is based on a sliding scale fee (based on your income).  Be sure to bring with you proof of income (last two paycheck stubs). Services are not denied based on inability to pay.

Maryland Medicaid Information:
Maryland Medicaid has expanded family planning insurance coverage for women who are 51 or younger and at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

The expanded coverage now includes:

  •  Physical exams such as pelvic and breast exams
  • Screenings for breast and cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted infections
  • Advice about birth control methods
  • Contraceptive management and emergency contraception.

Applications for coverage are available at the Worcester County Health Department locations. 
You may also download an application by clicking here

For more information about the Medicaid expansion for family planning services, please also visit:  
http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/mma/familyplanning/index.html

To learn more call 410-629-0164.




Additional support and information for women:


These services are provided by the Nursing Program.

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

As part of Pocomoke City’s 4th Friday on Sept. 27, the Worcester County Health Department will lead a free 1-mile fun walk through the historic downtown district. Registration begins at 5 pm and the walk starts at 5:30 pm.

Click the image below to register for the walk. 

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The Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk. Movement of a quarter of a million people joined by local participants in Ocean City, MD.

Ocean City, MD − Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Worcester County are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention. The 8th annual Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. As in years past, walkers will gather at Caroline Street and the Boardwalk, with registration beginning at 9am. After opening remarks, the procession will walk to the Inlet, turn and walk to 5th Street, then back to Caroline Street.

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Station offers 24/7 access to recovery services

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(July 31, 2019 Snow Hill, MD) – The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2019.

Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as little as a quarter inch of water, eliminating standing water is critical for the control of mosquito populations. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, such as weather, numbers of mosquitoes that spread the virus, and human behavior.

The Worcester and Wicomico County Health Department provides the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce risk of infection with EEE or other mosquito borne illnesses:

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