Department of Health Overview
Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay
It is the vision of the Baltimore County Department of Health to have healthy people living, working and playing in Baltimore County. We aim 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 this valuable tool to access our services, get important health information, or to contact us.
Fourth of July Animal Adoption Special - From July 1 to 5, animal adoption fees will be reduced by 50 percent. The shelter is open normal hours during this time. So, come get a new dog for $25 or a cat or kitten for $20.
If you are looking for access to water and bathrooms in a cool environment, then Baltimore County has several "cooling centers" available where you can get relief from the heat.
Public Notification - View information about water contact alerts and water quality advisories.
Opioid Overdose Response Training in Dundalk - If you are concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication, this free, two-hour workshop on July 10, is for you. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.
Got unwanted or expired medications? Safely dispose of them at a drug drop box located at any Baltimore County police precinct.
Programs and Services
Community Event Requests: If you are interested in the Department of Health participating in your community event, please complete our Web form. If you do not have Web access, call 410-887-8467.
Revised July 1, 2015