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 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

 

(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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