SMCHD Launches New Website and Social Media Initiative
SMCHD Launches New Website and Social Media Initiative
SMCHD Launches New Website and Social Media Initiative
Are You a Health Care Provider? Read a Message from the Health Officer.
Are You a Health Care Provider? Read a Message from the Health Officer.
Are You a Health Care Provider? Read a Message from the Health Officer.
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant

New This Month

Taking Action for Health Equity

During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.  The theme of this year’s campaign, “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.  It reminds us that everyone, no matter who they are or where they live, should have the chance to reach their full health … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

2013 Gold Star Award Winners Announced

LEONARDTOWN, MD (Apr. 14, 2014) –The St. Mary’s County Health Department presented Gold Star certificates to 26 food service facilities who achieved superior food safety standards during 2013 at an awards ceremony held April 9th in Leonardtown.  Dr. Meena Brewster, Health Officer, presented the awards.  St. Mary’s County Commissioner President Jack Russell and Robin Finnacom, Acting Director at the Department of Economic and Community … [Read More...]

Our Mission

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is working to promote a healthy community by:

  • Informing and empowering our residents about public health issues;

  • Continuing to strengthen community partnerships;

  • Managing open, efficient, and effective culturally sensitive programs to assure adequate public health services;

  • Monitoring health status and developing policies to address public health issues;

  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment; and

  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.