The St. Mary’s County Health Department offers a variety of community and clinical services that supports the health of all residents in St. Mary’s County. Aging adults and seniors may be particularly interested in the following clinical and community services:
Adult Evaluation and Review Services
St. Mary’s County Health Department assists older adults and people with disabilities who are at risk for being placed in an institutional setting. For more information, click here.
Personal Care Program
The Medical Assistance Personal Care Program helps qualified chronically ill and disabled persons to remain in their homes by providing assistance with activities of daily living. For more information about this program, click here.
Coordination of Community Services Program
The Coordination of Community Services Program is the local community gateway for services with the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Program staff educates the community about DDA eligibility and services, assists individuals with developmental disabilities apply for services with the DDA, and help locate local services. For more information, click here.
Medical Assistance Transportation Program
St. Mary’s County Health Department offers a medical transportation service for county residents with Medical Assistance (Medicaid) that meet transportation eligibility requirements (described below). Transportation to and from medical appointments is provided to those eligible. For more information, click here.
Tobacco use and exposure is the number one cause of preventable deaths in this country. The St. Mary’s County Health Department encourages all tobacco users to quit tobacco in order to better support their health and the health of others. The Department offers free tobacco cessation classes and other resources for persons who are ready to quit using tobacco. To learn more, click here.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
The St. Mary’s County Health Department helps eligible women receive screening services for breast and cervical cancer. Through the St. Mary’s County Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, eligible women receive regular clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap tests, and associated diagnostic services at no cost to them. Through a separate initiative offered by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, breast or cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment services may also be covered for eligible Maryland residents. To learn more, click here.
Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Through the St. Mary’s County Health Department Colorectal Cancer Program, eligible residents receive recommended colorectal cancer screening services at no cost to them. Limited funds may also be available to help with treatment costs for colorectal cancer. To learn more, click here.
Immunization Services, including Flu Vaccine
Adults need vaccines too. Immunizations are one of the most important ways to protect children, adults, and families from serious diseases. The department’s Health Clinic offers some adult vaccines by appointment and for a fee. To learn more, click here.
Flu vaccine is recommended every year for most everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women. To learn more, click here.
Rabies Prevention and Treatment
Pre-exposure rabies vaccines and titers are available by appointment through St. Mary’s County Health Department for hunters, taxidermists, veterinary workers, and animal control officers. To learn more, click here.
Healthy Eating & Active Living
The St. Mary’s County Health Department promotes healthy eating and active living as essential health habits for all residents. To learn more about initiatives and resources to support residents in healthy eating, active livings, and weight management, click here.