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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​

  • HHS is committed to customer service. Please take our brief customer experience survey.

  • Attention all parents and caregivers! Summer Meals offer free breakfast, lunch and supper to children 18 and under. Text Food to 877-877 or visit the Maryland State Department of Education to find a site near you.

  • Overdose death rates involving fentanyl are rising at an alarming rate. Watch a video on the dangers of fentanyl and learn what to do before it's too late. You can also learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by attending a free two-hour training.

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

  • Public Notice—View information on water contact alerts, water quality advisories and area closings.

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 June 30, 2017         

 

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