1 in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer - get screened!
1 in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer - get screened!
1 in 20 will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer - get screened!
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Are you heart healthy?
Are you heart healthy?
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Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
Take preventive measures against extreme cold weather
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Are you at risk for diabetes?
Are you at risk for diabetes?
Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
Have you had your flu shot?
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

New This Month

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives!

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 1 in 20 Americans will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. It affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and most often occurs in people aged 50 years and older. It is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. but, through early detection, this statistic can change. If you’re 50 or older, or if you have a personal or family history of colorectal … [Read More...]

Latest News Release

County Health Rankings Reflect Positive Report for St. Mary’s

LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 26, 2015) – St. Mary’s County ranks as the fifth healthiest county in Maryland, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. This ranking reflects an improvement from eighth in 2014. The County Health Rankings are an annual report that grade the overall health of nearly every county in the United … [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.