Contact:
Berlin Health Center
Pocomoke Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-629-0164 (Berlin)
410-957-2005 (Pocomoke)
 

 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Evening appointments are available on a limited basis.
 

Worcester County Health Department offers a variety of reproductive health services to teens and healthy women of childbearing age. All services are strictly confidential.




Services

  • Reproductive Health Services are available to assist individuals with the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children
  • Screening for cervical cancer
  • Colposcopy referrals for abnormal paps.
  • Screening for sexually transmitted infections.
  • Contraceptive information and services.
  • Pregnancy testing and referral.
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
  • Level 1 infertility services
  • Emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex.
  • Easy appointment scheduling - can typically schedule new appointments within a week.
  • For more information on reproductive health check out these links: www.teenpregnancy.org, www.iwannaknow.org, www.girlshealth.gov., www.fha.state.md.us., www.healthywomen.org, and www.4women.gov.

Who can get this service?

  • Services are available to both males and females. 
  • These services are available to any Worcester County resident in need of contraception.
  • Due to Federal law, teens can receive confidential reproductive health services without parental permission.  We do encourage teens to involve their parent/guardian in all health care choices.

Where is this service provided?


How much does this service cost?

Payment methods include sliding fee scale, payment plan, medical assistance and some private insurances.
We accept certain insurance, the Family Planning Card, and Medical Assistance.
If you are uninsured, the cost is based on a sliding scale fee (based on your income).  Be sure to bring with you proof of income (last two paycheck stubs).  Services are FREE to students younger than 18 years old. Services are not denied based on inability to pay.


Maryland Medicaid Information:
Maryland Medicaid has expanded family planning insurance coverage for women who are 51 or younger and at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

The expanded coverage now includes:

  •  Physical exams such as pelvic and breast exams
  • Screenings for breast and cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted infections
  • Advice about birth control methods
  • Contraceptive management and emergency contraception.

Applications for coverage are available at the Worcester County Health Department locations. 
You may also download an application by clicking here

For more information about the Medicaid expansion for family planning services, please also visit:  
http://www.dhmh.maryland.gov/mma/familyplanning/index.html

To learn more call 410-629-0164.




Additional support and information for women:


These services are provided by the Nursing Program.
 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Fall into fitness this October and participate in the 6th Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, Market Street. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 registrants will receive a HOPE stadium cup. Registration begins at 5pm. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a ½ mile, 1-mile, or 2-mile walk.

Click the image below to register for this free event. 

Public Health Officials Offer Food Safety Tips in Preparation of Potential Power Outages and Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence

(Salisbury, MD) - As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur.

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. For more information on generator safety, visit here.

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Celebrate life and help raise awareness about suicide prevention on the Boardwalk this September with the Out of the Darkness Community Walk. On Saturday, September 22, hundreds of walkers from Maryland and across the country will gather in Ocean City to memorialize the victims of suicide, offer support to friends and family, and to raise funds for suicide awareness and mental health first aid through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This year, the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will also host the second annual “Celebration of Life” event the night before the walk, to memorialize friends and family lost to suicide.                                                                                                                                                      

Walk Date: 09/22/2018
Walk Location: Caroline Street and Ocean City Boardwalk - Ocean City, MD
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:30 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

Click the image below to learn more or call 410-632-3366

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Residents who may have had contact should call the health department immediately


Snow Hill, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department confirms that a kitten has tested positive for rabies on August 29, 2018 on Snow Hill Rd (Rt. 12) north of Girdletree. The kitten was a female gray, black and tan striped tabby that was roughly eight-weeks-old. Residents of the property near where the kitten was found did not own the animal and the owners are unknown at this time.

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Ocean City, MD- Take a deep breath, Worcester County; this month Maryland celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Clean Indoor Air Act. Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, including restaurants, bars, and clubs, to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of residents by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.

For more information on the Clean Indoor Air Act, click here

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