Worcester County Holds Operation Medicine Drop

 
Snow Hill, Md. (October 18, 2013) – Operation Medicine Drop, a one-day drug take back effort, has been slated for Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Worcester County residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused, or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications to several locations throughout the county. 
   
Local law enforcement will ensure the medications are safely disposed of to prevent potentially harmful substances from entering our waterways or from being abused, misused, or ingested by children.
The locations for dropping off medications are as follows:
  • Pocomoke Health Department, 400-A Walnut Street, Pocomoke City, Md. 21851
  • Snow Hill Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, Md. 21863
  • Keyser Point Road Firehouse, 10124 Keyser Point Road, West Ocean City, Md. 21842 (Keyser Point Road off Route 50)
  • South Gate Firehouse – South Ocean Pines, 911 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Berlin, Md. 21811 (Manklin Creek Road and Route 589)
  • Ocean City Police Department – Public Safety Building, 6501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Md. 21811
  • Berlin Police Department, 10 Williams Street, Berlin, Md. 21811
 “We also want Worcester County residents to know that the Town of Ocean City now offers a year round drop off of medications at their new drop box located at the 65th Street and Coastal Highway Public Safety Building,” announced Kathy Philipps, Assateague COASTKEEPER, “and Ocean Pines residents have a permanent drop box located at the Ocean Pines Police Station.  This is a huge benefit to the community and gives folks an option to clean out their medicine cabinets more often.”
 
This event is sponsored by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Ocean City and Berlin Police Departments, Maryland State Police, Worcester County Health Department and Assateague Coastal Trust.   For more information, visit www.actforbays.org.  
### 
 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Worcester County Health Department encourages residents to take part in the 2nd Annual 1 Billion Steps Challenge through the American Public Health Association. Last year, Worcester walked more than six million steps in the winter and spring, coming in third place among nearly 700 teams across the country. This year, taking part in 1 Billion Steps is easier than ever: individuals and teams can register online using the Stridekick app for smartphones and other devices. The challenge begins on January 1, 2018, and ends on April 8, 2018.

To sign up for Worcester Health's team on Stridekick, click here. For more information, call 410-632-0056.

Read more ...

Baltimore, MD (December 7, 2017) – The 14th Annual Maryland Health Equity Conference, which focuses on needed coordination, collaboration, and available opportunities to address population health and health disparities in Maryland, was held today in Baltimore.

Read more ... Due to inclement weather, the Just Walk Making Strides event scheduled for today is rescheduled for 5-6 p.m. on October 18 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill. For more information, please call 410-632-0056.  Read more ... Maryland’s Minority Health office nets $1 million grant, largest in its history. Funds from U.S. HHS to boost healthcare access in Prince George’s County.
 
Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2015) – The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) has received its largest grant since its establishment in 2004. MHHD received a five-year grant award totaling $1million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health’s State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health.   Read more ...
Residents are reminded to take precautions to reduce risk during summer, fall
 
Baltimore, MD (August 18, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today is announcing the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. In addition, WNV also has been detected in mosquito pools collected in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. A mosquito pool is a group of mosquitoes collected at one of several trap sites across the state.
Read more ...
 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program