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Department of Health Overview

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Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

Email: hhs@baltimorecountymd.gov
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Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1

The Department provides language assistance services free of charge to persons with limited English proficiency.

It is the vision of the Baltimore County Department of Health (PDF) to have healthy people living, working and playing in Baltimore County. Our mission is to promote health and prevent disease by educating communities, advocating for healthy lifestyles, linking people to resources and treating various health conditions. As a service-oriented agency, we encourage you to use our website to learn more about our services and get important health information. You can also sign up to receive alerts, news and information about upcoming events.

Highlights​

  • March is National Colorectal Cancer and Nutrition Month. Now is a great month to get screened for colon cancer if you are 50 or older and to learn how to improve your eating habits.

  • Help is available for Baltimore County residents with prediabetes and those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To find out if you are eligible, take the test and call 410-887-0413.

  • Are you a Baltimore County resident age 18 years or older? Take part in a 10-minute online research survey that explores the perceptions, awareness and use of prescription opioids and heroin in your community. Do not take this survey if you are under 18 or if live outside of Baltimore County.

  • Overdose death rates involving fentanyl are rising at an alarming rate. Watch a video from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the dangers of fentanyl. You can learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by attending a free two-hour training.

  • Cold Weather Resources—If you are looking for a warm environment with access to water and bathrooms, then Baltimore County has several “warming centers” available where you can get relief from the cold.

Programs and Services

  • Animal Services—Get information about lost pets, pet adoptions, spaying and neuter services, microchipping and more.

  • Environmental Health Services—Get information on monitoring and consultation regarding food facilities, swimming pools and water sampling.

  • General Health Services—Get information on available health services for the general public and specialty groups and our health centers.

  • Information and Resources—Get information on a variety of health and safety topics and resources.

  • Community Event Requests—Complete our web form to partner with the Department of Health on your community event.

 
Revised March 23, 2017         

 

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