Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-996-5673



Mental Health or Substance Abuse Crisis?
Depressed? Feeling hopeless?
Don't know who to call?
For information, referral or crisis assistance with 
a substance abuse or mental health issue, call 
Upper Shore Crisis Resource Helpline

Save a Life - Get Trained to Administer Naloxone
Free training on the use of naloxone, a life-saving drug that can rapidly reverse a heroin or prescription drug overdose from opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin or Percocet, or heroin.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Haven Community Church
48 Flint Drive # 4
North East Maryland, 21901
On-site registration begins at 6 p.m.

After completion of training, participants receive a kit containing naloxone for use in the event of an overdose emergency.

To learn more or register for a future training, contact:
Karl Webner, Cecil County Overdose Prevention Coordinator

Download a copy of the flyer here. 

April is STD Awareness Month. Get Tested!

Confidential Walk-In HIV and STD Testing

Did you know 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by age 25? Most won't know it. Get tested. Confidential walk-in HIV and STD testing available is available, no appointment necessary.

  • Every Tuesday 8 - 11 a.m.
  • HIV only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

For more information call 410-996-5100

Rabies Vaccination Clinics
Protect your pet and your family against the threat of rabies. Bring your dogs, cats and ferrets to the Cecil County Health Department annual rabies vaccination clinics.  This year, clinics will be held at the following locations:
May 2
Water Witch Fire Company
Tome Highway, Port Deposit

May 9
Cecil County Health Department
401 Bow Street, Elkton

October 3
Cecil County Health Department
401 Bow Street, Elkton

9-10 a.m. Cats only
MUST be in a pet carrier

10-Noon Dogs, Cats, & Ferrets
Dogs MUST be on a leash

Dogs, cats, and ferrets must be 12 weeks old or older to receive a vaccination. Cats and ferrets MUST be in a pet carrier. Dogs MUST be on a leash. The fee for vaccination is $7.00 per animal. Please bring exact change. 

For more information, please call 410-996-5160.

Maryland law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets four months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies. The Health Department offers low-cost vaccination clinics each year. 

Download a copy of the flyer.

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in the next 
Household Hazardous Waste Day 
with medications acceptance.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
7:30 am to 3:00 pm 
at the 
Cecil County Central Landfill 
758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd. (Rt. 7)
Elkton, MD

Download the flyer here

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Pinwheels are springing up across Elkton to generate dialogue about the issues that impact children and to educate all of us about child abuse and neglect.  

The pinwheel gardens are "growing" in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel is a symbol for the healthy start all children deserve. Download a flyer here. You can find pinwheel gardens on display at following locations:
Elkton Alliance

110 East Main Street

Circuit Court 

129 East Main Street

 Cecil County Health Department

401 Bow Street

McCool’s Insurance

160 W. Main Street

Elkton Public Library

301 Newark Avenue  

YMCA of Cecil County

203 Newark Avenue

Union Hospital

106 Bow Street

Rudy Park Community Center

Elkton Housing Authority

101 Rudy Park Street


Maryland 2-1-1. Help Happens Here
Need help? Don't know who to call? Call 2-1-1.

2-1-1 provides information and referrals on a variety of health and human service issues with one easy call, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Get Help: Dial 2-1-1


Interpreting services are available free of charge to all clients receiving Cecil County Health Department services.

Se ofrecen servicios de intérpretes gratuitos a todos los clientes que reciban servicios del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Cecil. En Español 410-996-5550 Extension 4680

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John M. Byers Health Center • 401 Bow Street • Elkton, MD 21921
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