Worcester County Health Department has a number of evaluation and referral services available to residents. Common services are available in the following areas: substance abuse, women's health, homelessness, transportation assistance, and other health care resources such as primary adult care. For more information click on the appropriate program listed below.

 

 









Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

altThe Worcester County Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) provides a comprehensive training designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to guide first responders when interacting with individuals in behavioral health crises. The program’s goal is to serve as an expansion of the crisis response system in order to provide collaborative and effective intervention and appropriate service coordination to those in behavioral health crises. 

 
The mission of C.I.T. is to enjoin community leaders, advance public safety and enhance community services to persons with behavioral health issues. The Worcester County C.I.T. is a collaborative program built on strong community partnerships between criminal justice professionals, behavioral health professionals, advocacy groups and community members.
 
Objectives of C.I.T.: 
  • Coordinate training programs that will enhance officer interactions, skills and safety when responding to behavioral health crises
  • Increase officer awareness of individuals at risk of, or experiencing, behavioral health crises
  • Improve effectiveness of officer response to behavioral health  crises
  • Reduce injuries to officers, persons in crises and their family members
  • Provide appropriate service coordination and resource linkage to persons with behavioral health issues
  • Provide community outreach and education on the Worcester County C.I.T. program 
     
 For more information please contact Sandra Ulrich at 410-632-1100 ext. 1146 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Social Security Disability - SOAR

 
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 SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery (SOAR) is a process where eligible individuals can have their disability case expedited. 

Behavioral Health Intakes

 This service provides a one-stop shop for clients to be evaluated for both mental health and addictions services. This service is available at our Snow Hill office for both child and adult clients. 
   Contact:
 Behavioral Health Intake

Snow Hill Health Center
 
410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children's Medical Services


 
 Contact:
 Case Management
 
 Phone: 410-632-9230
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 The program’s goal is to assist families in obtaining special  medical care for children with chronic illness or disabling  conditions as a payer of last resort. This program generally  assists families who do not have medical insurance, or  families who have medical insurance
that is NOT able to cover  the child’s medical needs/treatment. 

Case Management Services

     Contact:
 Case Management
Snow Hill Health Center
Berlin Health Center

 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

altCase Management services include mental health case management, transportation, mentoring services, services for those with developmental disabilities and services for at risk youth. The services link children and adults diagnosed with mental illness and at risk of needing a higher level of care with support services in the community.

Substance Abuse

     Contact:
 Addictions Program

WACS Center 
Snow Hill Health Center
Pocomoke Health Center
Berlin Health Center

 

 Hours: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

 

8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Friday


altSubstance abuse treatment and referral services  for adults are available.  Services include assessment, intake processing of client background, history of substance use, medical and mental health issues, family issues, legal involvement, and other relevant information.

Mental Health Services


 

     Contact:
  Mental Health Program

 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


altThe Worcester County Health Department is committed to recovery and improving the mental health of the community.  The Mental Health Program provides a wide variety of services, specializing in mental health and addiction issues.

Women's Health

     Contact:
 Berlin Health Center
 Pocomoke Health Center

 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


altWomen's Health services support the health of women during the span of their reproductive years, with sensitivity to the special needs of adolescents. Examples of services include well women visits for reproductive health, screening for sexually transmitted infections, birth control, education on a variety of health issues, and pregnancy testing. During pregnancy, our free childbirth classes and Early Care program also focus on newborn health and safety. Center for Clean Start is designed to meet the special needs of women with drug or alcohol use during and after pregnancy. We understand that males have an important role in health of women, so males can also receive services for screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, attend childbirth classes and receive Early Care services. Women who are interested in mental health counseling can receive services listed under Mental Health Services on our website. For domestic abuse or suicidal thoughts after regular business hours, call 211 or 410-749-HELP and for concerns about Human Trafficking call 1-888-373-7888.

Transportation Assistance

     Contact:
 Case Management Program
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 
 Phone: 410-632-0092
 
 Cost: Free for eligible consumers.
altMedical Assistance Transportation (MA Transportation) transports Medicaid recipients to medically necessary appointments or Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT).

 

Additional Health Care Resources

 

     Contact:(Mon-Friday)
 Berlin Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 

 Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm

Pocomoke Health Center (Mon-Thursday)

Phone: 410-957-2005

Hours: 8 am-4:30 pm


altOther services included in the section include Administrative Care Coordination, Care Coordination and Ombudsman Program.

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

The Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk. Movement of a quarter of a million people joined by local participants in Ocean City, MD.

Ocean City, MD − Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Worcester County are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention. The 8th annual Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. As in years past, walkers will gather at Caroline Street and the Boardwalk, with registration beginning at 9am. After opening remarks, the procession will walk to the Inlet, turn and walk to 5th Street, then back to Caroline Street.

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Worcester Health partners with Ocean City Fire Department on “Safe Station” project
Station offers 24/7 access to recovery services

Ocean City, MD- Where would you go if you needed help with addiction right now? The Worcester County Health Department, in partnership with the Town of Ocean City Fire Department, has launched a “Safe Station” in Ocean City at the 15th Street Fire Station for those seeking immediate help getting into recovery. The station is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for any individuals seeking treatment services.

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In the event of a storm or power outage, it is important to know safety information about food storage and operating generators. Follow the links below for tips about food and generator safety.

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(July 31, 2019 Snow Hill, MD) – The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2019.

Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as little as a quarter inch of water, eliminating standing water is critical for the control of mosquito populations. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, such as weather, numbers of mosquitoes that spread the virus, and human behavior.

The Worcester and Wicomico County Health Department provides the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce risk of infection with EEE or other mosquito borne illnesses:

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(Snow Hill, MD)- Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise extreme caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors during the heatwave forecasted to last through Sunday. Heat indexes for the shore are expected to rise above 100 degrees this week and exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous for humans and animals, even deadly.

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program