COVID-19 Information: Click here.

Coronavirus graphic HCHD logoThe Howard County Health Department is open for essential services BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Appointments must be made in advance.  To schedule an appointment call 410-313-6300

Many services are still available remotely.  Scroll down for detailed information about programs and services. 


Seasonal Flu Information

For information and resources about the flu, visit our Seasonal Flu Information page.



Crisis Services:

For more information about Behavioral Health, click HERE or click on the Behavioral Health tab on the left.

Health Department Programs and Services During Covid-19

While the Health Department has expanded in-person, APPOINTMENT-ONLY services, we continue to offer many services virtually. Please note for any in-person services: we ask that only the person receiving the service enters the building. We cannot accommodate more than 2 people in a group for any appointment. Interpretation services will be provided.

Birth Certificate Services:

  • Birth Certificates available on-site at the Health Department Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm.  Call 410-313-6300 to make an appointment.
  • You can also obtain application forms and detailed information for ordering vital records or requesting amendments here:
  • You can visit
  • You can order by mail by sending forms to:
         Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, MD 21215
  • You can call MDH Vital Records at 410-764-3038, push 1.

Access to Healthcare:

  • In-person services available by appointment only. Call 410-313-5845 for appointment.
  • Medicaid – Use the online portal at or call 1-855-642-8572
  • MA Transportation Program – Continue to call 1-877-312-6571 to schedule a ride.

Behavioral Health:

Clinical Services:

  • STI/HIV, Reproductive Health, Immunizations, Tuberculosis: clinics will be open by appointment only. Call 410-313-7500.
  • WIC: all appointments will be conducted via phone. Call 410-313-7510.

Health Promotion:

  • Cribs for Kids & Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) Programs: A referral is required for these programs. Distribution available one day a month after completing online classes. Call 410-313-6295.

Environmental Health:

  • Appointments available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm. For customers who have plans/blueprints/documents to submit for review, there will be a contact-less drop box located outside the building entrance. This will be monitored daily by staff from 8:30am - 3pm. No appointment necessary to drop plans off.             
    • Food Protection Program: 410-313-1772
    • Well & Septic Program: 410-313-1771
    • Community Hygiene Program: 410-313-1773

Lung Disease Associated with E-Cigarette/Vaping Use 

Electronic smoking devices (ESDs) contain harmful chemical that cause lung disease and possibly death. They also contain addictive nictoine that can damage your brain. For more information about the dangers of vaping and the effects it can have on teens and young adults, visit our Tobacco Control Program page.

***For clinician information, visit our Tobacco Control Program page.***

Breaking the Cycle of Youth Suicide in Howard CountyIt's Okay to Ask - Youth Suicide Prevention Program. Go to

Youth Suicide Prevention Program Created - Uses Multiple Tactics to Help Save Lives

Suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24 in 2017.  In Howard County, suicide was the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 between 2014-2016.  An evidence-based Youth Suicide Prevention Plan, accompanied by an “It’s OK to Ask” outreach campaign, was created to encourage both youth and adults to talk openly about suicide and suicide prevention. 

For more information, resources and materials, visit the Youth Suicide Prevention Program page.

Opioid/Heroin Overdose Prevention Training

For more information about substance use/abuse and prevention see our Behavioral Health page.  Virtual Opioid Overdose Response (Narcan) Training is now provided twice a month.  For questions or more information call 410-313-6202 or contact  (You must reside, work or attend school in Howard County to participate.) 


Thursday, October 29, 3:00 p.m. Click here to register

Tuesday, November 10, 3:00 p.m. Click here to register

Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. Click here to register

Thursday, December 17, 3:00 p.m. Click here to register