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The 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