Welcome to the Carroll County Health Department (CCHD) web site. The CCHD, as a unit of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) within the government of the State of Maryland, serves the residents of Carroll County. By assessing health needs and advocating for public health, the CCHD works to ensure quality community health. We provide information on public health topics and deliver select medical and various environmental health services. More information on subjects such as food, air and water quality; disease; substance abuse; vaccinations; rabies; and disaster preparedness can be found on our site.
Summer is a fun time of year, but it can hold some dangers, too. Remember some people are at higher risk of summer health problems:
· People who work or play sports outside
· People with chronic conditions
· People without access to air conditioning at home
Click the links below to learn how to stay safe and healthy this summer!
Safe Kids poster – Never leave a child alone in a car, even for a minute.
CDC Extreme Heat Tips Carroll County Hot Weather Resources
Carroll County Department of Public Safety Facebook Page for weather and safety updates
CDC’s Sun Safety Page FDA’s Sunscreen Label Guide
Ready.gov Tips to Prepare for Summer Storms
Summer means water fun for many people. But it's important to be careful around water, to stay healthy and safe.
At the beach: The water you swim in at lakes, rivers, and the beach can sometimes have germs that make you sick. To make sure the beach you are visiting is safe for swimming, check:
Maryland Beach Safety Information
At the pool: To keep pools clean and germ-free, wash off before entering the pool, stay out of the pool if you are sick, and change kids' swim diapers or take them to the bathroom often. Teach kids not to swallow pool water.
To learn more about staying healthy in the pool:
CDC Healthy Swimming Tips
Pool Cleaning Tips for Staff
Every day, about ten people drown. Of these, two are age 14 or younger. Many drowning victims who survive have injuries that cause long-term disabilities.
Drowning is the 5th leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Visit these sites for helpful tips to keep kids and everyone safe around water.
Red Cross Tips on Swimming, Boating, and Home Pools
(see menu on left side of page)
American Academy of Pediatrics - Swimming Pool Safety
PoolSafely.gov - for Parents and Families
Safe Food for Summer and Vacations
Safe Picnic Tips
CDC's Protect Yourself from Ticks and Lyme Disease
CDC’s Avoid Mosquitoes
**FAQs: New Vaccine Requirements for Children**
Carroll Residents Eligible For Dental Discount Program
Carroll County Local Health Improvement Process
We Are A Tobacco Free Campus
The Mission of our Health Department
is to create and sustain a community of wellness in Carroll County. Our commitment is to assure the optimum quality of life by empowering the public with knowledge and resources through advocacy and community partnerships.