Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

About The Harford County Health Department

Who We Are


Harford County Health Department is the local operating arm of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) in Harford County and is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of preventive health care, clinical services, and environmental health services to citizens living in Harford County.


The Health Department has 8 major divisions:


Behavioral Health

Care Coordination and Outreach

Clinical Health Services

Environmental Health

Public Health Education and Injury Prevention

Division of Social Work (Children’s Health Services)

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

Employing over 170 employees, the Health Department provides services at various locations throughout the county and has Community Health Centers in Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Edgewood.

Our Health Officer and Board of Health

The Health Department operates under the Health General and Environmental Law of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  Additionally, Chapter 9, Article XX, Section 116 of the County Code designates the Council as the Board of Health. Read the code here. 

Public Health Laws and Regulations in Maryland

Click here to view a list of public health laws and regulations in Maryland that are of greatest interest to local health departments.  All Maryland laws are compiled into the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The two sections most relevant to public health practice are Health General and the Environment Article.All Maryland regulations are compiled into the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
COMAR Title 10 contains the regulations pertaining to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
COMAR Title 26 contains the regulations pertaining to the Department of the Environment.