Vaccines are your best shot at good health!
Vaccines are your best shot at good health!
Vaccines are your best shot at good health!
Keep your cool in extreme heat
Keep your cool in extreme heat
Keep your cool in extreme heat
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health
Get active!
Get active!
Get active!
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
What are trans fats?
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
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts
Current Food Recalls & Alerts

Community Health Matters

Vaccines are your Best Shot at Good Health

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, reminding us to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and highlighting the importance of immunizing people of all ages! Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. Vaccines protect against serious disease and help prevent outbreaks that still do occur. Vaccines are safe!  All vaccines used in the United States require extensive safety testing … [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.