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Department of Health Overview

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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.  

Health Highlights

  • To assist parents in getting their children immunized before the start of the 2014 to 2015 school year, the Baltimore County Department of Health will provide recommended vaccines (PDF) at no cost for children up to age 18 who are eligible under the Vaccines for Children program.

  • Interested in learning how to save your friend or loved one from overdosing? Attend a free training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose. Call the Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-887-3828 for details.

  • If you are looking for access to water and bathrooms in a cool environment, Baltimore County has several "cooling centers" available where you can get relief from the heat.

  • Public Notification – View current water contact alerts and water quality advisories.

Programs and Services

Revised August 13, 2014

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