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    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 FREE to students younger than 18 years old. 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.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:25
 

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Representatives from local health departments, emergency management agencies, and 
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