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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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Veteran Network

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

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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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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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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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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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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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