Sunday, June 26, 2016
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-392-2008


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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

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 meets your needs.  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.
Drug-Free Communities Youth Survey is Online
Cecil County Drug Free Communities Coalition is asking students entering the 8th, 10th and 12th grades to participate in a survey to help guide the organization's work. Please take a few minutes to answer a confidential, 20-question survey at this link,
Zika Virus Information Center

Please click here for the latest updates about Zika virus.

Mental Health Core Service Agency Advisory Council Meeting June 27
Cecil County Mental Health Core Service Agency Advisory Council will meet from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, June 27, in the Cecil County Health Department Auditorium, 401 Bow Street, Elkton. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please contact Julie Wright, Cecil County Health Department, Division of Special Population Services, at 410-996-5112.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop Continues June 28 at Gardens at Chesapeake
Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a free, six-week workshop being offered every Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon, from June 14 through July 19 at Gardens at Chesapeake, 1000 Abbott Drive, 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.
Stay Safe in Hot Weather
With the onset of summer, now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. 

Here are some facts about which people are at greatest risk for heat-related illness and what protective actions to take to prevent illness or death:

  • People who are at highest risk are the elderly, the very young, and people with chronic diseases or mental illness.
  • But even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.
  • Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned.

Read more here

Tick-Borne Disease Awareness: 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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