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The Howard County Health Department

 The Health Department and other State Agencies will be CLOSED on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day.
There will be no Birth Certificate services available at this or any other location.
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at our regular business hours.

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West Nile Virus  

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** NEW**  Vaccine Requirements for Students Entering Kindergarten and 7th Grade

Kindergarten Students
     2nd dose of Chickenpox vaccine (Varicella)  (Bring a copy of your child’s immunization record)
7th Grade Students
     *  Meningitis vaccine (Meningococcal MCV4)
     *  Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis {whooping cough})  (Bring a copy of your child’s immunization record)
These vaccines are needed in addition to current school vaccination requirements.
Please check with your child’s doctor to see if he/she have already had these vaccines and take a copy of the record to their school
Your child can get the vaccinations from their doctor, or, you may come to: Free Immunization Clinics (insured or uninsured children)

 Vaccination Clinics 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 

Howard County Health Department 8930 Stanford Blvd.

Columbia MD 21045

 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 Appointment only 

 Call 410-313-7500 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Howard County Health Department 8930 Stanford Blvd.

Columbia MD 21045

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (noon)
Appointment only
Call 410-313-7500

You will receive documentation to share with your child’s doctor and your child’s school. For more information call, Lorraine Quarrick, RN, at the Howard County Health Department, 410-313-7592. 

Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes - Can You Save a Life?

The Howard County Health Department is offering FREE Opioid Overdose Response Program trainings to become certified to administer naloxone for Howard County residents 18 years of age and older.  Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose, perform rescue breathing, give intra-nasal naloxone (a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose by restoring a person's ability to breathe) and learn to care for the individual until help arrives. 
The next class will be held:
Monday, September 21, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, 21045
For more information and to enroll call: 410-313-6202 

Opioid Overdose Response Program Information Video is Available Online -  To view the video online click on the following: OORP Video Link. Call us to take the FULL training at the Health Department receive your certificate and Naloxone kit. Please call 410-313-6202 to schedule your training!

Health Related Issues Complaint Report

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Foodborne Illness Graphic IMPORTANT: If you believe you have an llness related to eating bad food or food product, please call our Bureau of Environmental Health immediately at 410-313-1772.
After business hours, leave a message with your call back information.


To Request the Health Department at Your Next Health Event  


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Public Information Act Forms

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 Contact Numbers:


Administration:    410-313-6300 

Toll Free: 1-866-313-6300 

Columbia Health Center:    410-313-7500 

North Laurel Health Center:    410-313-0630 

Behavioral Health Services:    410-313-6202 

Environmental Health:    410-313-2640

Or you may send an e-mail to:

Howard County Health Department 
8930 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD 21045
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Monday through Friday