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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


Hospital Outreach Initative (HOI) 

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

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

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Eligibility: Worcester County resident currently admitted to Atlantic General Hospital or a local long term care facility (for rehab) who may be at risk for long-term care placement. 

Service (s):

-A Nurse provides a comprehensive evaluation to identify client needs and appropriate home and community-based programs available. 

-Recommend community services to assist individuals in their efforts to return to their own home or community. 

Fee for Service: None

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Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

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

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Worcester County residents receiving medical care from AGH providers

Service (s):

-Client are referred by AGH providers

-Licensed nurse, licensed social worker, and Outreach Worker team

-Team collaborates with AGH Nurse Care Coordinators to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations.

-Referral and linkage to community resources

Fee for Service: None

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Senior Information & Assistance ( I&A)

Phone Number: 410-632-9915

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

Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Eligibility: Worcester County resident age 65 and older

Service (s): 

-Provide assistance to complete applications for energy assistance, financial assistance, transportation assistance, and insurance programs. 

Fee for Service: None

 

 

 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Health Department is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, workplaces, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education: Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive education (PHAT-C). To be eligible for up to $2,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization which serves young people in Worcester County. Funded organizations will be expected to deliver the PHAT-C education program to a minimum of 12-15 Worcester County youth ages 12-19.

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Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) requests smoking cessation, education and enforcement proposals for grant funding through Cigarette Restitution Funds by way of the Maryland Department of Health. Community-based organizations, churches, private groups, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

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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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Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.

Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.

Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

Learn more tips for staying cool and safe during extreme heat by clicking the image below

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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