Immunizations are for Everyone!
Immunizations are for Everyone!
Immunizations are for Everyone!
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

National Immunization Awareness Month: Immunizations Across a Lifespan

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of immunization across the lifespan. Immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some diseases are not … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

Potassium Iodide for Residents Living or Working near Calvert Cliffs

LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 29, 2014) – St. Mary’s County Health Department will distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets to residents living or working within the 10 mile emergency protection zone (EPZ) of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant who have never received, lost or have expired KI tablets. The Health Department will collect previously distributed KI tablets that have expired.  Distribution will be: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 … [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.