Sunday, May 29, 2016
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-392-2008


Federal Grants Vendor Certification
US Federal Contractor Registration

Closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day
Cecil County Health Department will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. We will be open on Tuesday, May 31 for normal business hours. 
Mental Health or Substance Abuse Crisis?
For information, referral or crisis assistance with 
a substance abuse or mental health issue, call 
Eastern Shore Crisis Resource Helpline

Notice to Family Planning Clients
Beginning July 1, 2016, family planning services will no longer be available at Cecil County Health Department. We can assist you in finding a practice that both accepts your medical coverage and offers the birth control method of your choice.  Click here for a list of family practitioners or click here for a list of OB/GYN providers. Please call us at 410-996-5135 as soon as possible for questions or assistance in transferring your care.
Pearce Creek Water Update Meeting on May 28
The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Cecil County Health Department will provide an update on the status of bottled water for residents; the quality of residential well water; and information regarding the maintenance of in-home water treatment systems at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Bohemia Manor High School, 2755 Augustine Herman Highway, Chesapeake City.

Zika Virus Information Center

Cecil County Health Department is hosting a Zika Town Hall with Dr. Howard Haft, Maryland Deputy Secretary of Public Health Services, and other experts at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Cecil County Administration Building, Elk Room, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton.

Please click here for the latest updates about Zika virus.

View the Zika Virus update presented to the Cecil County Board of Health on May 3, 2016.

May is Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month: Stop Lyme Disease in its Tracks
Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against Lyme disease and other tick borne infections. There are several steps you and your family can take to prevent and control Lyme disease.

While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.

Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks

  • Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.
  • Walk in the center of trails.
Repel Ticks with DEET
Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body

What you should know about Lyme Disease. 

Don't Let a Tick Make you Sick: Lyme Disease information for children.

Need help with Tick Identification? Contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture.


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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