altAbout the Program:

Substance abuse treatment and referral services for adults and adolescents are available.  Worcester County Health Department serves primarily Worcester County residents experiencing some level of a substance abuse problem with alcohol and/or drugs. The program offers a number of different levels of treatment, at several sites. Patient placement is based on assessed individual assessed needs of each patient. In general, the program offers behavioral health assessments, DWI education program, individual and group counseling for substance abuse, gambling and/or dual diagnosis concerns.

The Behavioral Health Program also offers case management referral services, family consultation, crisis intervention, urinalysis, adolescent services, and other specialized services. Anyone who feels he or she has a problem with alcohol and/or drugs is eligible for the program and fees are calculated on a sliding scale.  Inability to pay should not be a reason for not contacting one of our offices for help.  The assessment contact number is 410-632-1100. Most insurance plans are accepted.  Inability to pay should not be a reason for not contacting one of our offices for help.

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Our Addictions Program is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. 





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Locations:

Center 4 Clean Start
926 Snow Hill Road,Cottage 200
Salisbury, MD  21801
Phone: 410-742-3460
8:30a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pocomoke Health Center
400-A Walnut Street
Pocomoke, Maryland 21851
Phone: 410-957-2005
Open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

W.A.C.S. Health Center
Worcester Addictions Cooperative Service Center.
11827 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842-9529
Phone 410-213-0202
Open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday- 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Snow Hill 
6040 Public Landing Road
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Phone : 410-632-1100
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., except Wednesdays -- 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


 

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WCHD News

As part of Pocomoke City’s 4th Friday on Sept. 27, the Worcester County Health Department will lead a free 1-mile fun walk through the historic downtown district. Registration begins at 5 pm and the walk starts at 5:30 pm.

Click the image below to register for the walk. 

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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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