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COVID-19 Information

Call 410-887-3816 with your coronavirus-related questions. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


The pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 5 to 11 is available at all of our Baltimore County COVID-19 vaccination clinics. First and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available to individuals 12 and over. Teens 12 to 15 may receive a Pfizer booster vaccine five months after the two-dose series. Booster vaccines are available to all residents 16 and over. See schedule for details.

Watch a video to learn what to expect when you receive your appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at a Baltimore County vaccination clinic. View video playlist in American Sign Language for information on a variety of COVID-19 topics.

Find available vaccine across Maryland.


Schedule an appointment to get tested for COVID-19 for free. You must have an appointment to be tested.

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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

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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 (PDF) to have healthy people living, working and playing in Baltimore County. Our mission is to promote health and prevent disease through education, advocacy, linkage to resources and treatment thereby improving the quality of life for Baltimore County residents. As a service-oriented agency, we encourage you to use our website to learn more about our services and get important health information. You can also sign up to receive alerts, news and information about upcoming events. View the Department's fiscal year annual report (PDF). 

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.

Customer Service Survey

In order to help us continuously improve our programs and services, please complete our customer service survey, available in English or Spanish, to share your feedback regarding your experience with us. 

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, our offices may be closed and programs, clinics and services cancelled. For closing and cancellation information, check this website and your local news station.

Notice of Equal Opportunity

Our agency supports the provision of services to all clients. Disability laws, regulations and guidance information can be found by visiting the Office of Civil Rights website.

Revised January 10, 2022         


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