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Department of Health Overview

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Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA,CPE
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

It is the vision of the Baltimore County Department of Health to have healthy people living, working, and playing in Baltimore County. We aim to promote health and prevent disease by educating communities, advocating for healthy lifestyles, linking people to resources, and treating various health conditions. As a service-oriented agency, we encourage you to use this valuable tool to access our services, get important health information, or to contact us.  

Health Highlights

  • Ebola Virus Information  – Ebola virus is a big news topic. Here are some facts and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • If you are concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication, attend a free overdose prevention training on November 13 or December 10. Pre-registration is required to attend.

  • Super Saturday Flu Vaccination Clinics – Get a free flu shot at one of seven locations on a first come, first serve basis (while supplies last) on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. No appointment is needed.

  • Grandparents Wanted - If you’re a grandparent, chances are you may not know that infant safe sleeping advice has changed. Please join Dr. Branch on October 29, for a discussion on safe sleep practices (PDF) for infants.

  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Fair – Baltimore County will hold its seventh annual Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Fair, showcasing mental health and substance abuse services and resources for children, adolescents and families on Thursday, October 30. This event is free; pre-registration (PDF) is requested, but not required.

  • Public Notification – View current water contact alerts and water quality advisories.

Programs and Services

Revised October 21, 2014

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