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Holiday Closing

The Garrett County Health Department will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day, and will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Training Opportunity

This course focuses on the challenges faced by first responders and clinical health care professionals in pre-hospital and hospital environments as they deal with personal protective equipment (PPE) needs and potential contamination issues when working with highly infectious diseases.

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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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Upcoming Class

For more information, or to register for the Mental Health First Aid class, call 301-334-7440 or e-mail


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Community Planning is Garrett County’s innovative new digital community health planning collaborative, where everyone who lives, works, or plays in Garrett County is invited to take part in open discussions to plan the future of our incredible community!

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Veteran Network

Click the button below for more information about this upcoming Western Maryland Veteran Provider Network event.

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New survey!

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU! Please take a moment to complete a 10-minute survey about prescription opioids and heroin in your community.

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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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We're social!

Like the Garrett County Health Department on Facebook for news, updates, and community programs in #GarrettCounty!

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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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HPV Vaccine

Hey parents, check out this great video from the CDC, and read more about why HPV vaccination is important for both girls and boys!

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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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Your Community Needs Your Help!

Because you live, work and play in your community, you know what events will be the most successful. We are here to offer support and funding for these events, while you address the following risky behaviors: underage drinking, tobacco use, opioid misuse, and other...

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National Prevention Week Designated

The Garrett County Commissioners signed a proclamation on Monday, May 1, recognizing May 14-20, 2017, as National Prevention Week in Garrett County. The week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental...

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Just Like You!

JUST LIKE YOU! Kids follow your example because they want to be Just Like You! Be a positive role model for your children and always model healthy behaviors so they become a part of your child’s healthy way of life. Dawna Ashby is a positive role model for her boys,...

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Child Safety Seat Check Scheduled for May 12th

Child safety seats need to be installed properly for them to protect their precious cargo correctly. A child safety seat check will be held on Friday, May 12, at Southern Rescue Squad from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trained personnel will check child seats for correct...

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Dinner Celebrates GCHD Volunteers

The Garrett County Health Department recently held a Volunteer Dinner, showing appreciation to some of the 167 people who volunteered more than 3,635 hours of their time to health department programs during 2016. “When you do the math it breaks down to almost 10...

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Parents Matter! Class Scheduled

A Parents Matter! class is being offered at Garrett County Health Department on Saturday, April 22 & 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents Matter! is a 12.5 hour evidence-based intervention for parents of pre-adolescent youth.  This free program is designed to...

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Know the risks: Prevent Oral Cancer

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month By Judy Sine, RN, Garrett County Health Department Brushing your teeth for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, twice a day can save your smile. Taking the time for a painless two minute oral cancer exam during a regular medical...

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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 Department

Garrett County Health Department

1025 Memorial Dr, Oakland, MD 21550

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