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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

  • April is sexually transmitted disease (STD) Awareness Month! The Baltimore County Department of Health encourages you to get a free, oral HIV test. See the HIV testing calendar (PDF) for clinic dates, times and locations.

  • Learn how to save your loved one or friend from dying from an overdose. Register to attend a free opioid overdose prevention training on April 14.

  • Diversity Training 2015 (PDF) - This event will provide cultural competency training for healthcare providers and allied health professionals serving sexual minority populations. Discussions will center around HIV prevention, awareness and care for Transgendered, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay population.

  • Have your pet vaccinated at a low-cost rabies clinic in your community. Eight clinics will be held throughout the County from May 2 until June 3. No appointment necessary! Pet owners are reminded to bring their animals' previous rabies certificate, and to have dogs on a leash and cats in an appropriate carrier. For more information, call 410-887-PAWS (7297).

  • Public Health Benefits Conference - If you work directly with low-income residents, attend this event to learn about programs that your clients may be eligible for after being approved for Medical Assistance.

Programs and Services

Revised March 31, 2015

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