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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Department of Health Overview

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Baltimore County Health Officer has authority to request COVID-19 testing for residents. Schedule an appointment to get tested for free at a walk-up or drive-through clinic.

Call 410-887-3816 with your coronavirus-related questions. The hotline is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get additional information from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on COVID-19 symptoms, how to get a test, testing locations across the state or view their dashboard of cases and deaths across the state and in congregate care facilities.

View mental health resources for children and families, pregnant women and new moms, and older adults. Online resources (PDF) are also available for individuals seeking recovery and wellness support services.

Watch a playlist of videos in American Sign Language (ASL) about COVID-19 resources. 

Protect yourself and your loved ones by practicing everyday actions like washing your hands thoroughly, covering your cough, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and practicing social distancing if you are not feeling well.

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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 2019 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.

Revised October 19, 2020         


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