Due to continued plumbing issues at the Health Department Building, a temporary entrance has been created for many of our programs and services. Beginning, Tuesday, December 6, 2016:

  • WIC, Clinical and Immunization Services should enter at the REAR of the building under the arched awning
  • Birth and Death Certificate Services and Behavioral Health Services should enter through the Environmental Health Bureau entrance

December 1st is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. 

HCHD conducts anonymous and confidential HIV/AIDS testing. Testing is free and occurs every Friday by appointment only. Call us at 410-313-7500 to make an appointment.  

For more information about AIDS visit AIDS.gov

Walk-In Flu Vaccination Clinics ***NEW DATES***

The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with the influenza (flu). Yearly vaccinations are important because the strains of influenza that circulate change over time. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months . It is especially important for people who are at high risk for influenza-related complications and severe disease including:

  • Children younger than 5 years old,
  • People 65 and older,
  • Pregnant women,
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities,
  • People of any age with chronic medical conditions
  • People undergoing therapy or with a condition that may weaken their immune systems.

The newly scheduled clinics are Walk-In.  No appointment necessary.  There is NO cost! 
Flu vaccine is thimerisol-free.  Pediatric doses are limited. For questions or more information, call 410-313-7500

Community Flu Clinics

Clinic Date
Time
Location
 December 7
10:00a - 2:00p
North Laurel Health Dept.Clinic
9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723
 December 15
4:30p - 8:00p
Glenwood Library
2350 Rt 97
Cooksville, MD 21723
Flu Clinic Schedule
Clinic Date
Time Location  Clinic Date
Time Location
 November 10
9a-12p Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045

December 8
9a-12p
Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
 November 17
 9a-12p  Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
 December 12
 9a-12p Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
 November 22
 9a-12p Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
 December 15
 9a-12p Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
 December 1
 9a-12p  Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
 December 20
 9a-12p Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045 
 December 6
 9a-12p Health Department
Columbia Health Center
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD  21045
     

Enrollment for Healthcare Coverage Begins November 1st Runs through December 15th

Enrollment for Healthcare through the Affordable Care Act begins on November 1, 2016 and ends December 15, 2017 in order to be covered by January 1, 2017.  You can visit the Maryland Health Connection website for instruction, comparing prices and for lots of great information.  You can also call HCHD at 410-313-6300 for assistance.

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options.

Suicide Prevention App for Smart Phones

(Click above to get more information about the app.)

Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/there-is-hope/id1122136102?mt=8

Google Play Store:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nextlogik.grassroots&hl=en

Opioid/Heroin Overdose Prevention Training

For more information on substance use/abuse and prevention see our Behavioral Health page

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, 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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