Sunday, November 29, 2015
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-392-2008


Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
The Cecil County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We will reopen on Monday, November 30 for normal business hours. 
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 
Eastern Shore Crisis Resource Helpline

Free HIV Rapid Testing Offered December 1, World AIDS Day
The Cecil County Health Department will honor World AIDS Day by offering free HIV rapid testing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. December 1 in the Health Department’s first floor clinic at 401 Bow St., Elkton.
Results can be available within 15 minutes.
For more information, contact Kathleen Martineau, RN, Cecil County Health Department, Office of Communicable Disease Control, at 410-996-5100.

Time to Get Flu Vaccinations

Seasonal flu vaccine is readily available at many doctors’ offices and local pharmacies. Use the Flu Vaccine Finder below to find a location near you. Enter your ZIP code, click "GO" and then check the vaccination type you seek.

For more information about the flu, please call the Health Department's Flu Phone Line at 410-996-1005.

Enroll Now with Maryland Health Connection

Open enrollment for Maryland’s state-based marketplace for health coverage takes place November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. For coverage that begins with the New Year, the deadline for enrollment is December 15, 2015.

During this time you can:
  • Enroll in a health and/or dental plan for 2016.
  • Change your current coverage.
  • Update any changes in your income or household.
  • Learn about financial help to lower your health insurance costs.
Cecil County Health Department can provide free assistance with your health insurance enrollment:

Call 410-996-5126

Access Maryland Health Connection at

Stay Safe as Colder Weather Arrives

The return of colder weather means that many people are starting up their furnaces, fireplaces and space heaters for the first time after several months - increasing the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Take action to stay safe from CO poisoning with these important tips:

  • Have your heating system, water heater and chimney serviced by a qualified technician every year.
  • Install a CO detector in your home; if you already have one, check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks on November 1.
  • Know the signs of CO poisoning -- headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. CO symptoms are often described as “flu-like.” Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning.

For more information, go to

Cecil County Opioid Misuse Prevention Project


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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