The Health Department will be CLOSED on Friday, August 26, 2016 for a
department-wide training.  

Birth certificates may be obtained at other Health Departments or at Vital Records on Reisterstown Rd.  For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Birth Certificate page or call 410-764-3159


In the Heat of Summer, Below are Tips for Staying Safe

Take the following precautions to prevent heat-related illness:

  • NEVER leave children or pets unattended in a parked car or other hot environment.
  • If you must be out in the heat wear light-colored, light-weight, loose-fitting clothing, a hat and sunscreen.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink water and caffeine-free liquids. Alcoholic beverages do not keep you hydrated.
  • Stay out of the sun during the hours of 10:00a.m. and 3:00p.m.
  • Take frequent rest breaks in air conditioned or shaded environments
  • Check on elderly friends, family and neighbors.
  • Be aware of the symptoms of heat related illness: extreme weakness, muscle cramps, nausea, headache, possible vomiting or fainting, dry red skin.
  • Citizens should call 911 if they encounter a heat related emergency.

If you need of a cooler environment, you can visit Howard County's 50+ Centers, or Howard County Library branches during normal hours. For information about area Howard County 50+ Centers visit Howard County Government website at www.howardcountymd.gov.  For Howard County Library System locations and hours of operation visit: www.hclibrary.org.

For additional resources visit:


For health or other information about the Ellicott City flood recovery, visit www.ecfloodrecovery.org.


HCHD School Immunization Clinic Schedule

 

FREE School Immunization Clinics
(We immunize insured or Uninsured Children)
There are NEW vaccines needed for students entering kindergarden and 7th grade 

August 4, 2016

Thursday

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Appointment only

Call 410-313-7500

 

 

Howard County Health Department

8930 Stanford Blvd

Columbia, MD 21045

You will receive documentation to share with your child’s doctor and your child’s school

 

August 8, 2016

Monday

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Appointment only

Call 410-313-7500

August 18, 2016

Thursday

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Appointment only

Call 410-313-7500

August 22, 2016

Monday

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Appointment only

Call 410-313-7500


Additional Information

Opioid/Heroin Overdose Prevention Training
The Health Department offers FREE Opioid/Heroin Overdose Prevention Trainings to 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 given as a nose spray that reverses the effects of an overdose by restoring a person's ability to breathe)
  • learn to care for the individual until help arrives.

An Opioid Overdose Response Program Information Video is available for viewing online. To view, click on the following ezcast.com link to Opioid/Heroin Overdose Training.

Day/Date
Time
Location More Information
Monday, August 29, 2016  10:00a.m.  HCHD 8930 Stanford Blvd. 
Columbia, MD 21045 
Call 410-313-6202 to register or for additional information 
Monday, September 26, 2016  10:00a.m. HCHD 8930 Stanford Blvd. 
Columbia, MD 21045 
Call 410-313-6202 to register or for additional information 
Monday, October 24, 2016  10:00 a.m. HCHD 8930 Stanford Blvd. 
Columbia, MD 21045
Call 410-313-6202 to register or for additional information 
Monday, November 21, 2016 10:00 a.m.  HCHD 8930 Stanford Blvd. 
Columbia, MD 21045
Call 410-313-6202 to register or for additional information 
Monday, December 19, 2016  10:00 a.m.  HCHD 8930 Stanford Blvd. 
Columbia, MD 21045 
Call 410-313-6202 to register or for additional information 


Foodborne Illnesses

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Important: If you think you are sick due to eating bad food or food product contact the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-313-1772.  After business hours, leave a message with your call back information and we will return your call first thing the morning of the following day.

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