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 Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a "one stop shop" for Worcester County residents to access information and services to help aging and vulnerable adults remain in the community. Worcester County MAP consists of a multi-agency platform consisting of Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Department of Social Services and Worcester County Commission on Aging. The Adult Services programs of these agencies work cooperatively to help aging and vulnerable adults navigate their resource and support options. 

 

 


Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Worcester County

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

Toll Free: 1-844-MAP-LINK (1-844-627-5465)

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Location: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Any adult 18 years or older (Worcester County residents), regardless of income

Service (s) 

- Single point of entry to Adult Service programs provided by Worcester County Health Dept., Department of Social Services, and Commission on Aging.

-Provides information, assistance and referral to aging, vulnerable, or functionally disabled adults, and their caregivers

-Options Counseling- planning and coordination for long-term care services and planning for future needs.

-Education, system navigation & linkage to community resources. 

-Application/enrollment assistance to community programs & services. 

Fee for Service: None

 


Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) 

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

Location: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Any Worcester County resident (aging or functionally disabled adult) who is at risk of placement in a long-term care facility. 

Service (s): 

-An AERS Nurse or Social Worker provide a comprehensive assessment in the client's home or current location

-Identify community services available to help residents remain in the community, or in the least restrictive environment

-Develop an individualized plan of care to address the client's identified needs.

-Interpretation services are available

Fee of Service: None

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

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WCHD News

 

(Snow Hill, MD)- The 22nd Annual “Tortoise & Hare Dare” 5K walk/run will be held at 9 am, on Saturday, April 6, with a rain date of April 13, at Pocomoke River State Park-Shad Landing, Snow Hill, Maryland. Registration begins at 8:30 am. This is a FREE event and is Pet-Friendly and will be led by Smokey the Bear. The first 100 runners/walkers to check-in on the day of the event will receive a free commemorative T-shirt. There is no cost to take part in the Tortoise and the Hare Dare. The Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks, and Pocomoke River State Park all co-sponsor the 5k.

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(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department is pleased to announce new funding awarded through the Maryland Department of Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, to put into action community-based projects that support physical activity in Worcester County. This new grant funding will help WCHD create projects that line up with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Healthy People 2020 campaign.

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Worcester County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides consultation to parents, home owners, renters, landlords, medical offices, and other concerned community members on the lead poisoning, prevention, testing, and regulations. Education and case management is provide to parents with children with elevated blood lead levels. Call 410-632-1100 for more information. 


What is lead poisoning?

Lead poisoning is one of the most common environmental child health problems in the United States and effects 3 to 4 million children. Lead is especially harmful to children younger than 6, but anyone who eats, drinks, or breathes something which has too much lead can get lead poisoning. Although chipping paint and paint dust are the most common sources of lead, lead can also be found in ceramic cups and dishes, fishing sinkers, craft supplies, leaded crystal, spray paint, and even in soil and water.

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Flu season is fully underway but it's not too late to reduce your risk. Flu vaccines are still available in Worcester County and simple, everyday precautions such as washing your hands, staying home when you're sick, and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze can help stop the spread of the flu. To learn more call 410-632-1100 or click the image below to visit the CDC page on flu prevention. 

 

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Snow Hill Rotary partners with Worcester Health on prescription lockboxes; Health Department to launch new substance abuse awareness campaigns in Spring 2019


(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department and Snow Hill Rotary Club partnered in 2019 to provide free prescription lockboxes to the community. In 2018, the Rotary conducted a needs assessment to determine priorities for where to donate their resources. After having presentations from various organizations, including the Worcester County Health Department, it was determined that the opioid crisis would be a priority area and partnering with the health department to provide lock boxes was the intervention they selected. The Snow Hill Rotary Club also participated in a Naloxone training provided by the health department.

Funded by the Rotary Club, the new lockboxes encourage residents to keep their prescription medications, such as opioids, safe and secure. In addition to promoting responsible opioid storage, Worcester Health will launch several new awareness campaigns this spring focusing on Addiction in the Workplace, Naloxone training, reducing the stigma around recovery as well as promoting the State of Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law.

“I would like to thank the Snow Hill Rotary Club for partnering with the Worcester County Health Department on the lockbox initiative,” said Rebecca Jones, Health Officer for Worcester County. “This is another avenue in which to fight the ongoing opioid crisis.”

 Pictured (left to right): Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention, Worcester County Health Department, Rebecca Jones, Health Officer, Worcester County Health Department, Marty Pusey, Snow Hill Rotary Club, Chris Welch, President, Snow Hill Rotary Club.

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Featured Service of the Month

We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program