Saturday, August 27, 2016
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-392-2008


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

Zika virus spread by mosquitoes has been confirmed or suspected in areas of South Florida. Pregnant women should avoid non-essential travel to areas known to have Zika-infected mosquitoes, and everyone should take precautions against mosquito bites. Please click here to learn more about Zika.

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

Status of ‘Best Available Technology’ Regulations for New Construction
Governor Larry Hogan recently called to remove the requirement for "Best Available Technology" (BAT) units in place of septic tanks for new construction outside the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. For these revised regulations to become enacted, they must first go through a process that could take several months, including: legislative review, public notice and public comment period. Until the revised regulations become effective, the current regulations requiring BAT units on new construction in most of Cecil County remain in place. Please click here for current BAT information.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions Begins August 29 at Elkton Housing Authority
Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free, six-week workshop being offered every Monday, 10 a.m. to noon, August 29 through October 10 at Elkton Housing Authority, 150 E. High St., Elkton. For more information contact Delois Brown of Cecil County Health Department at 443-245-3868 or Crystal Abner of Cecil County Department of Community Services at 410-996-8170.
August is Immunization Awareness Month
Have you checked your kids' vaccine records before school starts? For the current immunization chart for Maryland school children, click here.
Vaccines aren't just for school children, however. Proper immunization protects pregnant women and their developing babies. It's important all adults stay current on their vaccinations. For more information, read Six Things You Need to Know about Vaccines. Also, visit CDC's pregnancy and immunizations page on CDC's Vaccines and Immunizations website.
Changes to Clinic Services
Hours for some Clinic Services have changed effective July 1. See Clinic Services for complete schedule information. Family planning services are no longer available at Cecil County Health Department. We can assist you in finding a practice that meets your needs.  Click here for a list of family practitioners or click here for a list of OB/GYN providers. If you have been a family planning client, please call us at 410-996-5135 as soon as possible for questions or assistance in transferring your care.
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, April to September. 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. 

If you do find a tick, follows these instructions for Tick Identification from the Maryland Department of Agriculture. 




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