The Charles County Health Department will be closed on Jan. 16th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
COVID Call Center: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (301) 609-6717
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The Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a network security incident involving the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Department of Information Technology, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management are working closely with federal and state law enforcement partners to address the incident and to gather additional information. Certain systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of caution and other precautions have and will be taken.
We want to win the battle against a global pandemic and create a healthier Charles County. One of the first steps is to understand the symptoms and how the virus spreads. Learn more from Dr. Dianna E. Abney in our video series.
The Department of Health remains committed to promoting, protecting, and improving our ability to thrive beyond COVID-19. As a united community, we must do our part to slow the spread. Our vision has always been to create a healthier Charles County. With your help, we can continue to protect ourselves, our families, and our community against COVID-19.
Learn More About How To Get Tested for COVID-19
Did you know that Charles County offers testing at no cost?
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop severe illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. We all must practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
In times like this, we need information from qualified medical experts and reputable sources quickly. As your local health department, our staff and families are your neighbors, and we stand beside you as partners in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Meet your Public Health Officer, Dr. Abney. She offers a wealth of coping and thriving techniques in our video library and our documentary. Still, have questions? We’ve also added animated health resources and workshops to support your learning curve. We want to empower both businesses, community members, and families as they unite to create a healthier Charles County.
Special Services and Care
The Charles County Department of Health staff cares about and considers the needs of all our residents. We understand that transportation access, mobility and other disabilities present additional challenges within our communities. Our team is here to support patients in need of additional medical assistance via appointment only home visits.
Upon arrival, our staff will identify themselves, take proper precautions (such as wearing personal protective equipment) and will call in advance to confirm the appointment time. The Charles County Department of Health will never send a team member to your home unannounced. If someone comes to your door without an appointment contact the police immediately.