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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. 



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, 10:00am - 2:00pm.  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.
  • STI/HIV & Reproductive Health telehealth visits are available on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 410-313-7500 to schedule an appointment. Find more information here.
  • 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