Contact:
 Nursing Program
 Berlin Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-629-0164
 

 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

altEarly Care is a home-based community visiting service dedicated to promoting a healthy pregnancy and healthy birth outcome.  











Services


Pregnant women and infants less that one year old with high risk needs are eligible for Early Care services. High risk needs include domestic violence, lack of housing or transportation, present or past alcohol or drug use in the family, a teenage or first time parent, or concerns with depression in the mother.  This is a free service designed to provide educational support and linkages to community resources based on the individual needs of the woman.

Who can get this service?


This service is available to pregnant women and infants younger than one year of age who are residents of Worcester County and who have high risk needs.

Where is this service provided?


Services are provided in the convenience of the client’s home or at any of the health department sites if requested.

How much does this service cost? 


This service is FREE.

 

Additional Resources:
About your pregnancy:
March of Dimes
Healthychildren.org
Tex4Baby: Text "BABY" to 511411 to receive FREE text messages throughout your pregnancy and baby's first year.

SIDS Prevention:
Decrease your baby's chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Please always place your baby on his or her back, alone and in his/her crib for sleeping and napping. If you do not have an approved infant sleep surface for your baby, please call us. We have a limited supply of pack-n-plays available if you meet eligbility requirements. Call 410-629-0164 and ask to speak with the Early Care Program.

This service is provided by the Nursing Program.
 

Substance Abuse Help

 

Zika Information

 

Rabies Information


     

WCHD News

From Ready.gov


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.

 

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(Snow Hill, MD)-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) and the Maryland Department of Health celebrated this year’s 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business (HMB) awardees at the 9th Annual Maryland in the Workplace Health and Wellness Symposium earlier this month. HMB is a statewide movement to create a culture of wellness at work that makes the healthiest choice the easiest choice. Atlantic General Hospital received the Gold 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for the third consecutive year while Taylor Bank was awarded the Silver 2018 Healthiest Maryland Business Award for their second consecutive year.

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The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Control Center, in partnership with the CDC, is recommending that clinicians maintain a high index of suspicion for vitamin K-dependent antagonist coagulopathy in patients with a history or suspicion of using synthetic cannabinoids. Patients may present with clinical signs of coagulopathy, bleeding unrelated to an injury, or bleeding without another explanation.

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Crystal Bell will participate in "Walkable Communities" training program.


Snow Hill, MD - America Walks, a national advocacy organization working to empower communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk, announced today that they are awarding Crystal Bell, of Worcester County Health Department, a Walking College Fellowship as part of the 2018 program. The Fellowship will enable Bell and other advocates from around the country to participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable.

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Cases are on the Rise—Effects can be Harmful and Deadly

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. 

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