Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program March Outreach Events

Snow Hill, Md. (February 27, 2014) – The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program has an ongoing outreach and education campaign to reach uninsured residents in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. The program held public and private outreach events in February to educate communities about Maryland’s health insurance exchange and the local consumer assistance program. 

Throughout March, staff will continue to provide outreach, education, and enrollment opportunities for the public at the following locations:
 
  • Saturday, March 1: Wicomico County Library Main Branch, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 1: Princess Anne Library, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 3: Riverside Drive Pharmacy in Salisbury, 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Monday, March 3: Milford Street Pharmacy in Salisbury, 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 4: Berlin Rite Aid, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 4: Ocean City Rite Aid, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 4: Pocomoke Rite Aid, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 5: UMES Rotunda, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 6: Wicomico County Library Main Branch, 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 6: Pittsville Library, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 8: HealthConnectNow Health and Enrollment Fair at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 8: Ocean City CVS, Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 10: Princess Anne Rite Aid, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, March 10: Salisbury Rite Aid, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, March 10: Centre at Salisbury Library, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 11: Karemore Pharmacy in Princess Anne, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 11: Peninsula Pharmacy in Salisbury, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 11: Snow Hill Elementary Health Council at Worcester County Board of Education, 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 12: Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 12: Wor-Wic Hazel Center Lobby, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 13: Princess Anne Library, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 13: Ocean City Library, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 15: Salisbury Giant, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 15: Pocomoke YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 15: Pocomoke Library, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 17: Berlin Apple Discount Drugs, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 17: Fruitland Apple Discount Drugs, Noon – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 18: Marion Pharmacy, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 19: Pocomoke Library, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 19: Snow Hill Library, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 20: Ocean Pines Library, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 22: Ocean Pines Library, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 24: South Salisbury Walgreens, 8 a.m. - Noon
  • Monday, March 24: Mount Hermon Road Walgreens, 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Tuesday, March 25: McCready Foundation, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 26: UMES Health and Wellness Festival, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The public can stop by these events to learn more about health plans and financial assistance available through Maryland Health Connection. Stay tuned for more events in upcoming months.
 
Staff has scheduled office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at various organizations throughout Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. Such locations include health departments, departments of social services, TLC Health Centers, PRMC, and libraries. Those interested should contact our toll free number at (855) 445-5540 to speak with a representative to find the closest location and to set an appointment.

For more information on our program and a continuously updated list of events, please visit us at lowershorehealth.org.

 ###

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Construction and inspections have been completed and WACS is set to re-open on Monday, October 22nd at 8:00 a.m. for business.

Please call 410-632-1100 for more information.

Read more ...

 

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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. 

 

Read more ...
 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program