Bureau of Health Services

Howard County Health Department provides Reproductive Health Services to Howard County women, men and teens, including the LGBTQ community. 

Services are confidential.  We always accept new patients!

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COVID-19 Update

Telehealth services are now available through our reproductive health program on Wednesdays and Fridays. Use your own smart phone or computer to have a visit with our clinicians without having to leave home! Don’t have a smart phone? If you have medical assistance, you may be eligible for a free smart phone and data plan.

Visit criteria:

  • New patients seeking STI testing who don’t have symptoms
  • New and established patients seeking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
  • New and established patients who would like to get started on birth control or change their birth control method
  • Annual visits for individuals under the age of 40 who don’t need a clinical breast exam or pap smear
  • Any patient seeking STI testing/treatment whose symptoms are not visualized (rashes, bumps, lesions, etc.)

Call our front desk at 410-313-7500 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Health Clinic Information
Columbia Health Center

Columbia Health Center - 8930 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045

Reproductive (Sexual) Health Clinic Schedule

Day   Times Phone Number
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday 
Please call 410-313-7500 to schedule an appointment.
Appointments Required. Must be made in advance.
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Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We see uninsured or underinsured clients. Payments for services are based on a sliding fee scale. We accept Medical Assistance Plans and Managed Care Organizations (MCO), Visa, Mastercard, Discover or cash. Commercial insurances are accepted, but HCHD is out-of-network with all commercial insurances. 

Our Services
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

We provide testing and/or treatment for:

STI testing is Monday through Friday by appointment only.
Call our office at 410-313-7500.

HIV/AIDS Testing & Counseling


Testing is free and occurs every Friday by appointment only.
Call us at 410-313-7500 to make an appointment.  

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Prep can reduce your risk of HIV infection from sex by 90% with only 1 pill a day.

Condom Distribution Program

The Health Department offers FREE safer sex supplies, including condoms, lubricants, internal condoms, and dental dams, to all Howard County residents! Fill out this form and we will mail you the supplies you need in a discrete envelope.  

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