Monday, June 26, 2017
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-392-2008


The Cecil County Health Department
is now accredited by the
Public Health Accreditation Board


Federal Grants Vendor Certification
US Federal Contractor Registration

Interpreting services are available free of charge for all Cecil County Health Department services. Call 410-996-5550 for assistance.
Se ofrecen servicios gratuitos de intérpretes a todos los clientes que reciban servicios del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Cecil. En Español: 410-996-5550, Extension 4680.
Mental Health or Substance Abuse Crisis?
For 24/7 information, referral or crisis assistance 
with a substance abuse or mental health issue, call 
Eastern Shore Crisis Resource Helpline

Zika Virus Information Center

Pregnant women should avoid travel to areas known to have Zika-infected mosquitoes, which includes all of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Zika can be transmitted through sex, so take precautions after traveling. Tell your health provider if you've traveled. Please click here to learn more about Zika.

Stay Safe in Hot Weather
Keep an eye on news and information channels for heat advisories. In extreme heat, stay in air conditioned environments and be sure to limit strenuous outdoor activity.

Read more here for facts about which people are at greatest risk for heat-related illness and what protective actions to take to prevent illness or death. 

Stop Lyme Disease in its Tracks
Ticks are most active during warmer months.  Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease and other tick borne infections. Learn more about Lyme Disease and be sure to read this Lyme Disease information for children. 

ALERT- Carfentanil Present in Three Overdose Cases in Maryland

The Cecil County Sheriff's Office and the Cecil County Departments of Emergency Services and Health have been made aware of three overdose deaths in Anne Arundel and Frederick Counties linked to the synthetic opioid, carfentanil.  Carfentanil is 10,000 times deadlier than morphine and 100 times deadlier than fentanyl, which is 50 times deadlier than heroin.

If you or someone you know uses illegal drugs, please be aware that using these potent drugs may lead to an overdose, even when used in small amounts. Individuals who elect to continue substance use should exercise extreme caution.  Never use alone.  Have Narcan available.

Substance users are strongly encouraged to seek treatment.  Also, family members and anyone else can receive no-cost training to carry the overdose-reversing medicine Narcan.  For treatment, and information on Narcan, please call (410) 996-5106 or Rewrite Your Script

As always, call 911 immediately if any concerns arise.

April 2017

Advisory Committee and Task Force Schedule
The Cecil County Community Health Advisory Committee (CHAC) is a partnership of community organizations, government, groups, and individuals that works closely with several task forces and advisory councils to improve health in Cecil County. Meetings are held at Cecil County Health Department Auditorium, 401 Bow St., Elkton, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming meetings are:

  • Cecil County Healthy Lifestyles Task Force, Monday, June 12, 2017 from 12noon to 1:30pm.  Call 410-996-5168 for more information or to RSVP. 
  • Cecil County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm.  Call 410-996-5106 for more information.
  • Cecil County Mental Health Core Service Agency Advisory Council, Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3pm.  Call 410-996-5112 for more information.
All meetings are open to the public. Access is provided for people with disabilities. Interpreting services are available on request with advance notice.




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Cecil County Health Department
John M. Byers Health Center • 401 Bow Street • Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 996-5550 • Public Health Emergency Number: (410) 392-2008