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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

Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay
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 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.

Health Highlight

  • May is Mental Health Month! Get more information on services and resources that are available in the County for yourself or a family member.

  • Conference for Medical Professionals - Those who prescribe medication in Baltimore County are encouraged to register to attend a two-hour conference on May 5, focusing on  prescribing opioid drugs safely. This event is one of many ways the Baltimore County Department of Health and its Health Coalition are working to reduce deaths and advance prevention goals related to the appropriate use of opioids.

  • Register to get a free, 10-minute hearing screening (PDF) during May is Better Speech and Hearing Month.

  • Save a loved one from dying from an overdose. Register to attend a free, two-hour overdose response training.

  • You can get a free HIV test (PDF) or help with applying for a Medical Assistance program (PDF) on Saturdays until May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Drumcastle Government Center. For HIV testing details, call 410-887-2437. For more information about what to bring to apply for health insurance, call 410-887-2957.

  • Learn about the Zika virus and preventing mosquito bites. 

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 April 29, 2016        

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