Lower Shore Call Center for Health Insurance Assistance

Snow Hill, Md. (September 25, 2013) – Worcester County Health Department has launched a public hotline, 855-445-5540, to help residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties apply for affordable health insurance options offered though the state health insurance exchange, Maryland Health Connection.

The local hotline is a convenient way for Lower Shore residents to get personal help with applying for health insurance options and financial assistance to make health care coverage plans affordable.
 
Residents may enroll into affordable health care plans through the state insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection, by visiting MarylandHealthConnection.gov, or by calling or meeting with local, trained staff of Worcester County Health Department. Open enrollment is from October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014. The hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday.
 
Health department employees also hold regular office hours at various locations in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. To make an appointment to meet in person, please contact the hotline. For more information about our locations and community events, visit our website at http://lowershorehealth.org.
 
To self-enroll into a health insurance plan in Maryland, visit http://marylandhealthconnection.gov beginning October 1.
 
Worcester County Health Department was awarded a grant from Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to operate a health insurance assistance program for the Lower Shore region of the state, including Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
 
  
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SNOW HILL, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

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Due to ongoing construction issues, the WACS Center will be closed through October 19 and move services to other locations. The center is scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 22nd.

All services at this site have been relocated to either Snow Hill or the Berlin Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information or to check on the status of your appointment, please call 410-632-1100.

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

This bacterium is found in the nose, throat and mouth of an infected person, and can be easily spread. Pertussis can occur at any age, but often causes serious problems in babies, and is usually milder in older children and adults. Children who are too young to be fully vaccinated and those that have not received all their vaccinations are at highest risk for severe illness and complications. Complications of pertussis can include pneumonia (infection of the lungs), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), seizures, and other physical and medical outcomes associated with a severe cough.

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Our new Just Walk Worcester website has information on local parks, walking tips, and videos of trails in our area. If you like to walk, check it out! Click the image below to see the new site. 

 

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Snow Hill, MD- Worcester County Health Department will launch “Just Walk Worcester” on October 12. This new website will be an inclusive resource for finding places to walk and explore no matter where you are in the county. The site features maps of all local parks and trails as well as walking tips, helpful videos, and details about each area including the length of trails, if there are any fees and if the spot is pet-friendly. Residents can view drone footage of each trail, allowing walkers to know the ins and outs of the path before they even lace up their shoes.

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