Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-0056
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
altQuitting smoking is hard.  We’re here to help!

Individual, group and youth counseling is free and offered throughout Worcester County.  Joining a class gives you the best chance for success.









Vouchers are available for program participants who wish to use:

  • Nicotine patches
  • Nicotine gum, lozenges
  • Chantix

You can become a non-smoker!



Who is eligible for these services?

  • Any resident or person working in Worcester County is eligible.

Where are these services provided?

  • Snow Hill Health Center
  • Berlin Health Center
  • Pocomoke Health Center
  • WACS Center (West Ocean City)

How much do these services cost?
  • They're FREE!



FAQs


  • How long are the sessions?
    • 12 weeks  (7 weeks education/ 5 weeks group support)
  • How do I enroll in the voucher program?
    • You must be a resident of or working in Worcester County and attend group or individual smoking cessation counseling. The counselor will provide you with the voucher program information.
  • Do I have to participate in group counseling?
    • While group counseling is encouraged, individual counseling can be arranged as needed.
  • When do the next sessions start?
    • Call 410-632-0056. These are held throughout the year. 


This service is provided by the Prevention Program.

 

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WCHD News

Snow Hill, MD-National Great American Smokeout Day returns on November 15. For individuals thinking about quitting smoking, this is the perfect time to take that first step. The Great American Smokeout may offer just the support you need by knowing that other smokers are also giving up cigarettes for the day.

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Know your risk and prevention strategies.

Snow Hill, MD- November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month and Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is encouraging both those with diabetes and those at-risk for developing the disease to use healthy practices and prevention techniques this fall and winter. For those already living with diabetes, WCHD sponsors a free monthly diabetes support group monthly every third Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snow Hill Library. A Registered Dietitian and Community Health Educator facilitate the support group and the monthly topics help participants reinforce self-management skills.

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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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