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Children and Maternal Health

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 and Child Health

Phone: 410-887-0249 or 410-887-3725
Fax: 410-887-4628

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 a joint venture of the Baltimore County Department of Health, Baltimore County Public Schools, Department of Social Services and other private agencies. The program supports families of children from birth through 36 months of age who have, or may have, developmental delays, or a condition that puts them at risk of delays. Below is a brief overview of the program:

  1. Initial Meeting—Staff meet with and assess each child referred to the program.
  2. Develop Individualized Family Service Plan—Staff work with the family and their medical provider to develop the plan, which describes strengths and needs of the child and family, and how best to meet those needs.
  3. Services Provided—Based on the needs of the child and family, the program can provide services at no cost and in any setting where the child may live, learn and play, such as the home, a childcare setting, a public or private play center, or an Infants and Toddlers site.

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 and Child Health

The Maternal and Child Health Division is committed to improving the health of pregnant and parenting women, infants, children and children with special health care needs. Learn more about the following programs.

Explore Maternal and Child Health

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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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