Calvert County Health Department
Zika VirusZika virus? Do you need to be worried? Unless you are planning or have recently completed travel to South or Central America or Sub-Saharan Africa, currently the answer is no. If you have been to those areas, especially if you’re pregnant, read on.
The virus and its resulting illness were first identified in the Zika forest of Uganda in the 1940’s, although it has likely been present in tropical Africa for much longer. It was first detected in the Americas last year in Brazil and has since been found as far north as Mexico. The illness seems to be transmitted only through mosquito bites. There is no current evidence of human-to-human spread. > Learn More
Health Department Offering Free Overdose Response Training The Health Department is hosting a series of Naloxone trainings. The next one takes place on February 16, 2016 at Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids especially in overdose and has been proven to save lives.
Free Naloxone kits will be provided to those who complete the training. Registration is required. > More Info
Smoking, Vaping, and Quitting in 2016
Considering quitting in 2016? It’s New Year’s resolution time. For smokers, that used to mean going cold turkey, nicotine patches, or a prescription pill. In 2016, some will consider switching to e-cigarettes.
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New Walk-in Substance Abuse Assessments
Behavioral Health Services at Barstow is now offering walk-in Substance Abuse Treatment assessments and intake appointments. Walk-in hours are 10 am – 2 pm on Wednesdays & Fridays. Scheduled appointments at all sites are available Monday - Friday. > More Info
Information for the 2015-2016 Flu Season
The greatest number of flu cases occur in January and February. In an average year, influenza is the eighth leading cause of death in the U.S. (20,000-30,000 deaths) and leads to approximately 750,000 hospitalizations.. > Learn More
Workshop - Living Well with Diabetes
This six-week self-management class provides education for adults with pre-diabetes and Type II diabetes starts March 9, 2016. Attendance at all 6 session is strongly encouraged. The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited. > More Info
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Community Health clinics end
at 4:30 pm. In case of inclement weather, please call 410-535-5400
For After Hours Public Health Emergencies Contact the Control Center at: 410-535-3491