OVERVIEW: Provides a wide range of health services, prevention and community education to residents of Kent County.
1) COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Provides outpatient mental health services. Offers screening, counseling, medication and hospital referrals. Includes individual, family and group therapy and psychiatric and psychological evaluations. Also offers aftercare for persons released from hospitals. Call 410-778-6800 for more information.
2) DENTAL HEALTH: Provides preventative dental care to children in school and the community based programs. Services offered are oral screening, cleaning/fluoride treatment, brushing/flossing and referrals to dentists for further care. There is no cost for children participating in MCHP and individuals that have no dental insurance. A sliding scale fee is offered. For more information call 410-778-2931. No one will be denied services due to inability to pay.
3) DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: Provides case management support and referrals for day and residential services to individuals 4 years of age and older, who have been diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and for a physical condition which affects other individuals.
4) HEALTHY START PROGRAM: Offers counseling to pregnant women to help them prepare for birth. Makes referrals to physicians for prenatal care. Works with other agencies to link pregnant women with needed services.
5) FAMILY PLANNING: Provides health examinations, information on birth control, and contraceptive devices. Services are provided to women of childbearing age.
6) PREGNANCY TESTING: Offers pregnancy testing. Testing is available on a walk-in basis. Refers pregnant women to physicians for prenatal care. Women with limited income are referred to physicians who will accept reduced fees.
7) HIV/AIDS SCREENING: Confidential and anonymous HIV testing offered.
8) COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SERVICES: Offers screening for those suspected of having tuberculosis, STD's and rabies. Immunization outreach is offered to children and adults. Call the hotline to hear locations and times for seasonal flu and H1N1 information.
9) SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAM: A combined project of the Health Department and the Board of Education to coordinate child/adolescent health services. Contact school or main Health Department for more information.
10) MANAGED CARE/INSURANCE COUNSELING: Provides education regarding health insurance options. Call for Managed Care guidance at 410- 778-7023.
11) MA (MEDICAL ASSISTANCE) TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance eligible recipients with no other forms of transportation and a medically documented reason for transport. It is required to give drivers 24 hour notice. Call 410-778-7025 for more information.
12) HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS: Encourages lifestyle change for improved health. Offers nutrition education, fitness testing, tobacco use prevention and cessation programs, injury prevention information and breast and cervical cancer education and screening.
13) ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: Inspects eating establishments, recreational sites, health facilities, mobile home parks, schools and day care centers. Inspects wells and sewage disposal. Monitors public water supply, solid waste disposal and air/noise pollution standards. Operates rabies clinics. Call 410-778-1361 for more information.
14) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PERSONAL CARE PROGRAM: Identifies and supervises persons in the community who provide personal care to home bound Medical Assistance recipients. Aides assist with bathing, dressing, meals and light housekeeping and are paid through the Medical Assistance program. It is required that a physician verify the patient's need for personal care. Call 410-778-1337 for more information.
15) ADULT EVALUATION AND REVIEW SERVICES: (Formerly known as Geriatric Evaluation Services). Provides medical, psychological and environmental assessments of aged and functionally disabled adults who are at risk of institutionalization. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify services that will help keep these individuals in the community and functioning at the highest level of independence. Call 410- 778-1337 for more information.
16) MEDICAL ADULT DAY CARE: A community-based program which provides a wide range of medical and social services to health impaired adults. Transportation, recreational activities and meals are provided. Adults 16 years and older with physical or mental health related problems are eligible. Call 410-778-5581 for more information.
17) OUTPATIENT ADDICTIONS SERVICES: (Public House). Provides outpatient services to adolescents and adults with alcohol and/or drug-related problems. Includes crisis intervention counseling, DWI education, community awareness and prevention programs. Call 410-778-2616 for more information.
18) VITAL RECORDS: Registers death records and issues birth certificates.
19) SEASONAL FLU 2020: Call the Flu Hotline for information on dates and locations for local flu clinics. Any questions about which immunizations are required for students, please call your healthcare provider, the school nurse or the health department.
20) CANCER: Provides free colorectal screenings to eligible residents. Call 410-778-7970 for more information.
125 South Lynchburg Street
125 South Lynchburg Street
Agency: Kent County Health Department
Languages Available: Accommodations possible.
Payment Description: Accepts Medical Assistance, Private insurance, and sliding fee scale.
Intake and Eligibility: Open to the public. See notes.