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New Brochure

The Garrett County Health Department has released a new brochure. Click the button below to access the digital version, or download a printable copy.

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Breaking Heroin’s Grip

You’re not too late to watch Maryland Public Television’s broadcast of Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery.  Click the link below or press play to watch the full special.

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PHAB Accredited

The Garrett County Health Department has recently received the prestigious honor of being a PHAB accredited organization.

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Garrett Walks

The new Garrett Walks brochure is now available!  Check out this great guide for walking opportunities in your community.

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AmeriCorps Opening

AmeriCorps: your opportunity to take part in a national service movement by making a difference right here in Garrett County. A STAR! in Western Maryland is seeking individuals to serve through the Garrett County Health Department. Two positions are currently open:...

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Oakland’s Night Out Scheduled for August 8th

Oakland’s Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oakland Train Station.  The event will include free food, a dunking booth, carnival type games, fire and rescue vehicles, and a performance by Janice Ray Duo with John Hinebaugh. Oakland’s...

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Responsible Retailers Recognized

As a follow-up to observations conducted by several youth in May, the Garrett County Drug-Free Communities Coalition Action Teams mailed packets to area businesses this week. Thank-you notes were hand written by sisters Teresa and Danielle Wolf, who were a part of the...

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Garrett County Health Officer Retires

Rodney Glotfelty retired from the Garrett County Health Department on Friday, June 30th, exactly 41 years after he began his career there as a sanitarian in Environmental Health. For nearly two decades he has been serving as Garrett County Health Officer, reporting to...

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Garrett County WIC Switches to eWIC System

Garrett County participants of the Maryland WIC Program have switched over to the new eWIC system, an electronic benefits distribution system. New plastic cards have replaced the paper checks previously used to purchase approved items. WIC, a supplemental nutrition...

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June 2017 Rabies Clinics

The Garrett County Health Department announces the second series of low cost rabies clinics of 2017 for the vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets beginning Monday, June 26 and concluding Thursday, June 29 2017. Area residents are encouraged to check the following...

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Accident Fishing Rodeo Nets Big Fish

More than 120 people participated in the Accident Fishing Rodeo recently held at the Town Pond, and sponsored by the Accident Community Planning Group and the Wild Turkey Federation. “The Accident Community Planning Group was thrilled with the great day for fishermen...

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Keeping Graduation Parties Safe And Fun

Garrett County proms are over for this year, but graduations and the multitude of parties surrounding them have started. Safety is the key, whether hosting or attending a party. Graduating is a big accomplishment, but this year’s high school graduates are not...

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If Only: Local Showing of Film Scheduled

Parents and teens are encouraged to attend a local showing of “If Only,” a short film intended to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse and to start a conversation that encourages the safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription...

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Child Safety Seat Check

The safety of children in car seats depends on correct fit as well as correct installation. The Garrett County Health Department will hold a child safety seat check on Friday, May 12th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Southern...

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What is Public Health?

Welcome to the Garrett County Health Department!

The Garrett County Health Department is the recognized Public Health agency in Garrett County, Maryland. We strive to provide the highest level of care and service to the citizens of Maryland's westernmost county. Join us in making Garrett County a healthier place to live, work, and play!

Garrett County Health Officer Robert Stephens, MS

Garrett County Health Department

Garrett County Health Department

1025 Memorial Dr, Oakland, MD 21550

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