Are You Sun Safe?
Are You Sun Safe?
Are You Sun Safe?
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Help your child's asthma
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Learn More About the Bay Restoration Fund Grant
Safe to use the beach?
Safe to use the beach?
Safe to use the beach?
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Tick-Borne Disease Precautions
Tick-Borne Disease Precautions
Tick-Borne Disease Precautions

New This Month

Be Sun Safe: Skin Cancer Prevention

With summer in full swing, many people head outdoors for recreational sports and activities. A few simple precautions can help prevent damage from the sun and decrease the odds of getting skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer – basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas – are highly curable, but can be disfiguring and costly if not caught early. Melanoma, the third most common … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Residents Alerted to Voluntary Recall of Possible Contaminated Fruit

LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 23, 2014) - The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is alerting residents to a voluntary food recall from Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California for certain lots of fresh whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes.  Because the locations of the companies that purchased the products from the company’s direct customers are not known, they have … [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.