Contact:
 Maryland Access Point of 
 Worcester County
 Charles & Martha Fulton   
 Senior Center

 
 Phone: 410-632-9915 ext 170
 
 Hours: 8am – 4:30pm
altIf you are an older adult seeking help due to medical needs or are needing assistance with your activities of daily living (such as bathing, obtaining meals, taking medications correctly, etc.) staff are available to discuss options for you.  In addition, if you are caring for someone who is an aging adult or adult child with a disability and are looking for resources to assist you in caring for them at home, we may be able to assist you.




Adult Evaluation and Review  Services (AERS)


AERS
is a program designed to assist persons who are "At risk" of institutionalization. A comprehensive multi disciplinary assessment is completed and referrals are made to available community resources which would allow them to remain in the community and achieve the highest possible level of independence and health.


Where is this service provided?


•    Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center, Snow Hill
•    In your home

Who can get this service?

•    Persons desiring information on services available for them or their loved ones to prevent long term care placement.


How much does this service cost?

These services are free.



Hospital Outreach Initiative Service

Through this program, a Nurse identifies county residents who are admitted to the local hospital or long term care facility and may be at risk for long term institutionalization. For eligible individuals, a comprehensive evaluation of needs is performed to identify home and community-based programs available. Recommendations of community services are provided to assist individuals in their efforts to return to their own home or community.

Where is this service provided?

•    Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center, Snow Hill
•    In the local hospital and long term care facilities

Who can get this service?


•    Persons eligible for these services are identified at the local hospital or long term care facility

How much does this service cost?

These services are free.

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

The Pocomoke City Police Department has installed a Medicine Drop Box to offer residents a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications.

The Pocomoke City Police Department is pleased to announce that a permanent Medicine Drop box has been installed in the lobby of the police department located at 1500 Market Street Pocomoke City, MD. The drop box is intended to help residents dispose of unwanted medicines and pharmaceuticals in a safe and secure way.

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Join Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and Worcester County Health Department's Kathy Wool for a virtual tour of the famous Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is an iconic example of how walkable Worcester can be. 

 

New education and training campaign focused on substance use disorders

(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is proud to announce the launch of a new Addiction in the Workplace awareness campaign. Through Addiction in the Workplace, WCHD will provide educational material such as rack cards and posters, access to a Substance Use Resource Liaison, as well as training opportunities for Naloxone/Narcan, responsible beverage service training, and Mental Health First Aid. Educational material is free-of-cost and readily available, and most trainings are free.

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Walk and Talk events aim to get residents moving: Worcester County Health Department to host community conversation walks.

(Snow Hill, MD)- Are you interested in walking and exploring local, walkable places? The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is hosting a series of community Walk and Talk events starting this July. All events are free and open to the public.

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From Ready.gov


Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body.

 

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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