Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

3 Cedar Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410-228-3223 or Fax: 410-228-8198

Family Planning

This program provides birth control counseling, contraceptives, pregnancy testing, gynecological care, and referral for colposcopy services to women of childbearing age. Family Planning clinic is offered on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm by appointment only.

For more information, please contact Carla Todd, RN, BSN or Pat Gardner at 410-228-3223.


Child Health

This program provides home visits and case management as needed for all babies born through maternity clinic and high-risk infants referred by private providers. Lead screening is on Fridays from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Church, RN.

This program also includes immunization services for children. Immunization Clinics are on Tuesdays, 8:30 to 12 noon and Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Appointments are encouraged, but walkins will be accepted. For more information, please contact Ruth Baker, RN.

Attention Parents: New School Immunization Requirements

Kindergarten and 7th grade have changed.

Beginning September 2014:

  • Kindergarten - Varicella - Two(2) doses of the Varicella vaccine are required.
  • 7th Grade - Tdap - a single does of Tdap vaccine is required for all students entering the 7th grade
  •  7th Grade - Meningococcal(MCV4) - a single dose is required for all students entering the 7th grade


Call your child's doctor or pediatrician now!

If your child needs immunizations:

Make an appointment with your child's doctor or

FREE Clinic every Tuesday

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm through the summer

Call Ruth Baker, RN, of Dorchester County Health Department Children's Immunization Program at 410-228-3223.

Children who do not have proof of required immunications may be EXCLUDED from school this fall!


Case management for Children with Special Health Care Needs

This program provides registered nurse case management for children with special health care needs by securing services and resourses for them and serving as the liaison for home, school, physician, and other agencies/programs.

Referrals are accepted from physicians, schools, parents, etc.

There is NO fee for this service.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Hallowell, RN at 410-228-7714 x 127.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)

This program is for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, infants, and children under the age of 5 years old. This program is NOT offered as part of the Health Department programs. If you are interested in more information pertaining to this program, please contact the main office in Denton, MD at 866-551-2139.


3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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