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Edwin F. Singer, L.E.H.S
Health Officer

Henry G. Taylor, M.D., M.P.H Deputy Health Officer
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Carroll County Health Department - Carroll County Maryland
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      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.


Health Department Employees Collect Food
for Carroll County Food Sunday

Employees donated 291 items weighing 341 pounds, as well as additional funds, as part of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's food drive for the Maryland Unites service program. 

Summer Safety

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:

·         Children

·         Elderly

·         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!

Extreme Heat

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

Sun Safety

CDC’s Sun Safety Page

FDA’s Sunscreen Label Guide

Summer Storms Tips to Prepare for Summer Storms

Water safety

Summer means water fun for many people. But it's important to be careful around water, to stay healthy and safe.

Swim Healthy

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

Swim Safe

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 - for Parents and Families

Food Safety

Safe Food for Summer and Vacations

Safe Picnic Tips



Insect Safety

                CDC's Protect Yourself from Ticks and Lyme Disease

             CDC’s Avoid Mosquitoes





 ***Ebola Information*** 


**FAQs: New Vaccine Requirements for Children**

Carroll Residents Eligible For Dental Discount Program

Carroll County Local Health Improvement Process


Quick Links

Advance Health Directives:
Click Here for the Office of the Attorney General

Maryland Insurance Administration

*Sealing Abandoned Wells

Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc.
Community Health Resources Commission Year 1 LHIC Report

Procurement Opportunities


Department of Veterans Affairs
Carroll County Coalition Against Underage Drinking

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. 

This site contains links to other Internet sites. Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such sites has been endorsed by or approved by
the State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
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