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The Howard County Health Department

The Howard County Health Department will be
CLOSED at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015
for a mandatory all-staff emergency preparedness training. 
There will be no birth certificate services available at this location
during that time. All other State of Maryland locations will remain open
for Birth Certificate Services.
Call 410-764-3038 for more information
or visit the DHMH Vital Statistics webage HERE 

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Classes - Can You Save a Life? 

The Howard County Health Department is offering FREE Opioid Overdose Response Program trainings to become certified to administer naloxone for Howard County residents 18 years of age and older.  Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose, perform rescue breathing, give intra-nasal naloxone (a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose by restoring a person's ability to breathe) and learn to care for the individual until help arrives. 
The next class is scheduled for:
August 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD 21045
Call 410-313-6202 to register or for information
Opioid Overdose Response Program Video Class/Written Exam Now Available Online
 

Howard County Health Department offers an Opioid Overdose Response Program trainings to become certified to administer naloxone, the prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose.  In order to become certified you may either come to our class  OR you may watch the video course and take the test.   To view the online training click on the following: OORP Video Training Link .THEN schedule your class to come into the Health Department and complete the Hands-On portion of the training to receive your certificate and Naloxone kit. Please call 410-313-6202 to find out the dates of the next hands-on class.


** NEW**  Vaccine Requirements for Students Entering Kindergarten and 7th Grade

Kindergarten Students
     2nd dose of Chickenpox vaccine (Varicella)  (Bring a copy of your child’s immunization record)
7th Grade Students
     *  Meningitis vaccine (Meningococcal MCV4)
     *  Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis {whooping cough})  (Bring a copy of your child’s immunization record)
These vaccines are needed in addition to current school vaccination requirements.
Please check with your child’s doctor to see if he/she have already had these vaccines and take a copy of the record to their school
Your child can get the vaccinations from their doctor, or, you may come to: Free Immunization Clinics (insured or uninsured children)

 

July 22, 2015 

Wednesday 

8:30am – 11:30am  

Appointment only 

Call 410-313-7500 

    

Howard County Health Department 

8930 Stanford Blvd 

Columbia, MD  21045 

August 5, 2015 

Wednesday 

8:30am – 11:30am 

Appointment only 

Call 410-313-7500 

August 12, 2015 

Wednesday 

8:30am – 11:30am 

Appointment only 

Call 410-313-7500 

August 19, 2015 

Wednesday 

8:30am – 11:30am 

Appointment only 

Call 410-313-7500 

You will receive documentation to share with your child’s doctor and your child’s school. For more information call, Lorraine Quarrick, RN, at the Howard County Health Department, 410-313-7592. 
   


Health Related Issues Complaint Report

(Click to go to form) 

Foodborne Illness Graphic IMPORTANT: If you believe you have an llness related to eating bad food or food product, please call our Bureau of Environmental Health immediately at 410-313-1772.
After business hours, leave a message with your call back information.


 


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 Contact Numbers:

 

Administration:    410-313-6300 

Toll Free: 1-866-313-6300 

Columbia Health Center:    410-313-7500 

North Laurel Health Center:    410-313-0630 

Behavioral Health Services:    410-313-6202 

Environmental Health:    410-313-2640
 

Or you may send an e-mail to:
askhealth@howardcountymd.gov  

Howard County Health Department 
8930 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD 21045
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  Monday through Friday