Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Health Promotion and Disease Control

IMMUNIZATIONS

Weekly immunization clinics are held at the Woodbridge office to provide recommended childhood immunizations. Some recommend immunizations for adults who are also available. Please call 410-612-1774 to schedule an appointment.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD) CLINIC SERVICES

Free and confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) is offered every Wednesday at our Edgewood office. Education regarding sexually transmitted diseases and prevention is provided by trained staff.  All records are kept in strictest confidence. When you arrive at the health department, you will take a number. This number is the order in which you will be seen. The numbers are passed out starting at 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m.  Clients may be tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and may be seen by the clinician if necessary.  Bloodwork is also available for Hepatitis, Syphilis, and HIV.  For more information, please call 410-612-1773.

HIV TESTING AND COUNSELING

HIV Testing–Results in 20 minutes. Confidential counseling and testing is offered by appointment only at 1 N. Main Street in Bel Air.  For more information, please call 410-638-3060.

TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL

All cases of active tuberculosis are followed by health department nurses for direct observed therapy. Patients are required to take their medication in the presence of a health care worker for the entire treatment time. Tuberculin skin testing is available at no charge to adoptive or foster parents, and persons exposed to someone with active TB disease.  Those who test positive for TB will be given a chest x-ray and offered medication to treat the infection. For more information, call 410-612-1774.

RABIES: PRE- AND POST-EXPOSURE

Pre-exposure rabies vaccinations are offered to those who have frequent animal exposure through work or volunteering. Pre-exposure vaccinations can decrease the need for extensive post-exposure treatment in the event of a rabies contact. There is a fee for the vaccinations, which may be covered by your employer.

Post-exposure advice and referrals for treatment are available to those who have had contact with a wild animal, possibly rabid animal, or animal that cannot be found for testing.

Please call the Communicable Disease division at 410-612-1774 for an appointment, advice or additional information. For questions regarding quarantine or testing of an animal, please call the Environmental Health division at 410-877-2300..