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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 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. You can also sign up to receive alerts, news and information about upcoming events.


  • Temporary Closure Notice: The Dundalk Health Center will be closed from September 9 until December 2016 for renovations. Clients needing services should visit the Eastern Family Resource Center or Essex Health Center. For more information, call 410-887-7182.

  • Learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by attending a free two-hour training.

  • Get a free flu shot at one of seven locations in Baltimore County on Saturday, October 22 between 9 a.m. and noon. Read Branch's blurb to learn more about reducing the spread of the flu.

  • National Take Back Day is October 22. Safely dispose of all your expired or unused medications at one of our drug drop boxes located outside of all Baltimore County Police Precincts.

  • Baltimore County health officials are encouraging men to take advantage of free screening clinics on November 18. These clinics serve uninsured and underinsured teenage and adult males.

  • Funding is available for community-based, faith-based, and youth programs to provide educational programming that focuses on tobacco prevention and education, promoting cessation, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, identifying/eliminating tobacco use related disparities, as well as e-cigarette awareness and education.

  • Find current water sample results, contact alerts, quality advisories and sewage overflow results.

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 October 19, 2016        

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