Department of Health Overview
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 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 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 this valuable tool to access our services, get important health information or to contact us.
Parents, the school year is approaching. Make sure your children have their vaccines. Attend one of our many back to school immunization clinics (PDF).
International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31 - Attend our Open House (PDF) if you or a loved one is at risk of overdosing from the use of opioids. 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.
Read Dr. Branch's blurb on summer weather cooling tips.
Keep up-to-date on Zika news, guidance and prevention measures with these websites:
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 August 12, 2016