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Children and Maternal Health and Wellness

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides a number of services to ensure the health and safety of women, infants and children in Baltimore County via the following programs for County residents. 

ProgramContact Information
Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Phone: 410-887-2720

Infant and ToddlersPhone: 443-809-2169
Lead Poisoning Prevention

Phone: 410-887-3725
Case Management: 410-887-4410

Maternal Child Health

Phone: 410-887-0249 or 410-887-3725
Fax: 410-832-2323

School Based Services

Phone: 410-887-2718
Hearing and Vision Program: 410-887-2721

Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

Phone: 410-887-6000 

Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHN)

This program provides free family support, case management, information, referral and advocacy services to County residents between the ages of birth and 21 years who has a developmental disability.

Infant and Toddlers Program

The Infants and Toddlers Program is an early intervention program that serves families with children under three years of age presenting with developmental delays or disabilities. Research-based, early intervention services are coordinated based upon the needs and priorities identified by the family. Services are proved at no cost to the families.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

In partnership with the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) and Rebuilding Together Baltimore, the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program:

  • Provides early identification and intervention for children at risk for and exposed to environmental lead
  • Provides case management for children with an elevated blood lead level to assure that appropriate education, home assessment, nutritional counseling and medical follow-up are provided
  • Provides lead hazard reduction services
  • Educates target communities on the dangers of lead-based paint hazards
  • Engages communities in how to create, access and maintain greener, healthier, lead-safe housing

Watch a video about how to find out if you have lead paint in your home.

School-Based Services

School-based services include the School Based Wellness Center Program, the Hearing and Vision Screening Program, and Private School Nurse Consultants.

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for income-eligible pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, as well as children under age five with medical or nutritional risk factors.

Residents of the State of Maryland must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for the program:

Maternal Child Health

Perinatal services are available to all pregnant and postpartum individuals who are Baltimore County residents. Services are also available for infants up to 18 months of age.

  • Our teams of public health nurses, community health workers and social workers will provide services to promote a healthy pregnancy and delivery, and postpartum and newborn support
  • Services may include in person home visits, virtual home visits, referral and linkage to other community resources to meet the needs of the individual
  • To refer to Maternal Child Health programs complete the referral form
  • You may also contact Maternal Child Health at:
    Phone: 410-887-0249
    Fax : 410-832-2323
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Providers: Watch the Symposium for Maternal and Child Health Resources.

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Department of Health

6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


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

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Health: 410-887-2243

TTY: 711

Director and Health Officer

Gregory Wm. Branch

Deputy Health Officer

Della J. Leister, R.N.

Deputy of Finance and Administration

Lawrence Richardson


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