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The Howard County Health Department

The Howard County Health Department along with other Maryland State offices will be CLOSED on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25, 2015 for a Service Reduction Day and in observance of Memorial Day.
There will be no birth certificate services throughout the State. The Health Department will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at regular business hours.

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.

The CDC offers pages of information about Hepatitis and their campaign "Know More Hepatitis". Click Here to Read More. 

 May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

As part of the President's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to reduce teenage pregnancy and address disparities in teen pregnancy and birth rates. To read more about the initiatives and resources Click Here to Read More. 

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.  Check back for information on the next scheduled classes. 

Opiod Overdose Response Program Video Class/Written Exam Now Available Online

Howard County Health Department offers an Opiod 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.

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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/Substance Abuse Services:    410-313-6202 

Environmental Health:    410-313-2640

Or you may send an e-mail to:

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