Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Ebola - information for the public and health care providers
Ebola - information for the public and health care providers
Ebola - information for the public and health care providers
Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
Childhood obesity - small choices make a big change
Childhood obesity - small choices make a big change
Childhood obesity - small choices make a big change
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

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Cool Tips for Cold Weather Safety

When winter temperatures drop, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Taking preventive measures is your best defense against facing the health hazards of extreme cold weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance of winter emergencies and by observing safety precautions, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems. Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause serious or … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Health Department Seeking Contractors to Educate Local Youth on Health Risks of Nicotine and Tobacco Products

LEONARDTOWN, MD (December 8, 2014) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department is seeking contractors to educate local youth on the health risks of nicotine and tobacco products. Use of tobacco and exposure to second hand smoke are the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. Funds for this award are from the Cigarette Restitution Fund which is administered through Prevention and Health Promotion Administration within the Maryland … [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.