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Environmental Health Services

Multidisciplinary group that monitors and enforces various laws, regulations and policies enacted to safeguard the general health and well being of the public.

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Environmental Health Services (EHS) Programs

Healthcare and Related Facilities

The Division of Environmental Health Services conducts the environmental inspections and surveys for all healthcare and healthcare-related facilities that are licensed by the Maryland Department of Health. These facilities include:

  • Assisted living
  • Comprehensive care
  • Nursing home​s
  • Adult medical daycare
  • Special schools

The Healthcare and Related Facility Application Form is to be completed by each owner or operator of a new facility or at change of ownership. The document is required for all applicants requesting an environmental inspection or survey for licensure of any of the types of facilities stated above.

Please note that outbreaks are reportable to the local health department. Baltimore County facilities should call the Baltimore County Department of Health, Division of Communicable Diseases at 410-887-6011. View general guidelines provided by the Maryland Department of Health

The Office of Health Care Quality is an agency within the Maryland Department of Health charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland's health care facilities and community-based programs. The office's mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Maryland's citizens and to ensure there is public confidence in the health care and community services delivery systems.

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Environmental Health Services

Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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