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 Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a "one stop shop" for Worcester County residents to access information and services to help aging and vulnerable adults remain in the community. Worcester County MAP consists of a multi-agency platform consisting of Worcester County Health Department, Worcester County Department of Social Services and Worcester County Commission on Aging. The Adult Services programs of these agencies work cooperatively to help aging and vulnerable adults navigate their resource and support options. 

 

 


Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Worcester County

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

Toll Free: 1-844-MAP-LINK (1-844-627-5465)

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Location: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Any adult 18 years or older (Worcester County residents), regardless of income

Service (s) 

- Single point of entry to Adult Service programs provided by Worcester County Health Dept., Department of Social Services, and Commission on Aging.

-Provides information, assistance and referral to aging, vulnerable, or functionally disabled adults, and their caregivers

-Options Counseling- planning and coordination for long-term care services and planning for future needs.

-Education, system navigation & linkage to community resources. 

-Application/enrollment assistance to community programs & services. 

Fee for Service: None

 


Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) 

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

Location: 4767 Snow Hill Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Any Worcester County resident (aging or functionally disabled adult) who is at risk of placement in a long-term care facility. 

Service (s): 

-An AERS Nurse or Social Worker provide a comprehensive assessment in the client's home or current location

-Identify community services available to help residents remain in the community, or in the least restrictive environment

-Develop an individualized plan of care to address the client's identified needs.

-Interpretation services are available

Fee of Service: None

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

The Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk. Movement of a quarter of a million people joined by local participants in Ocean City, MD.

Ocean City, MD − Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Worcester County are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention. The 8th annual Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. As in years past, walkers will gather at Caroline Street and the Boardwalk, with registration beginning at 9am. After opening remarks, the procession will walk to the Inlet, turn and walk to 5th Street, then back to Caroline Street.

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Worcester Health partners with Ocean City Fire Department on “Safe Station” project
Station offers 24/7 access to recovery services

Ocean City, MD- Where would you go if you needed help with addiction right now? The Worcester County Health Department, in partnership with the Town of Ocean City Fire Department, has launched a “Safe Station” in Ocean City at the 15th Street Fire Station for those seeking immediate help getting into recovery. The station is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for any individuals seeking treatment services.

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In the event of a storm or power outage, it is important to know safety information about food storage and operating generators. Follow the links below for tips about food and generator safety.

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(July 31, 2019 Snow Hill, MD) – The Worcester County Health Department received notification from the State of Maryland that a mosquito pool in the Whaleyville area of Worcester County recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first positive test for EEE in Worcester in 2019.

Arboviruses, such as the EEE virus, are most common during the summer and fall months. The viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes and spread to humans, birds, horses and other animals. Since mosquitoes can breed in as little as a quarter inch of water, eliminating standing water is critical for the control of mosquito populations. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, such as weather, numbers of mosquitoes that spread the virus, and human behavior.

The Worcester and Wicomico County Health Department provides the following tips to help prevent contact with mosquitoes and reduce risk of infection with EEE or other mosquito borne illnesses:

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(Snow Hill, MD)- Worcester County Emergency Service officials urge residents to exercise extreme caution and check on elderly and infirm neighbors during the heatwave forecasted to last through Sunday. Heat indexes for the shore are expected to rise above 100 degrees this week and exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous for humans and animals, even deadly.

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Featured Service of the Month

We offer FREE Smoking Cessation Classes

Did you know that the Health Department offers free group and individual smoking cessation counseling offered at sites throughout the county? Monetary vouchers are available for those wishing to add pharmacological therapy (Nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, and CHANTIX) to their behavior change efforts.

 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program