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FREE tobacco cessation classes have been announced for 2018!

Mondays: March 5 – May 7
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland)

Mondays: June 4 – August 6
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2018 Classes

The Garrett County Health Department Early Care Unit has announced several FREE breastfeeding classes 2018!

Hope to Cope

New Hope to Cope support group will begin meeting the third Tuesday of each month (6-8pm) at the Garrett County Health Department (Oakland).

New MD video!

Maryland launches a new Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) video to educate why it is important to use the PDMP.


We are proud to have received the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize, along with seven other communities around the country that are working to improve health. Learn more about Garrett County’s work by clicking the button below.

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.

PHAB Accredited

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

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GCC Technologies Promotes Wear Red Day

Employees of GCC Technologies show their support for National Wear Red Day on February 2, 2018. Why Go Red? The Go Red For Women campaign advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately...

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Just Like You! Promotes Drug-Free Lifestyle

The Garrett County Health Department’s Just Like You! Program reminds all adults that youth are always watching what you do. “Even older kids tend to follow in the footsteps of their adult role models,” said Linda Costello, Prevention Specialist at the Garrett County...

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After School Family Night

Partners After School @ Oakland recently hosted a family night activity for their participants. The parent-child activities included watching a puppet show presented by Garrett County Health Department’s Just Like You! campaign, decorating gingerbread houses, enjoying...

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First Rabies Case of the Year Confirmed for 2018

Environmental Health Services of the Garrett County Health Department reports the first case of laboratory- confirmed rabies in the county for 2018. A dairy calf, submitted from the northern area of the county to the Maryland Department of Health laboratory, was...

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PHLC Campaign Promotes Clean Living for All Youth

Surveys show that most Garrett County youth don’t smoke, don’t drink, and don’t misuse drugs. But some do. Garrett County Drug Free Communities Coalition wants to reward the youth who live a drug-free life, whether they are in Kindergarten or a high school senior....

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Flu Continues to Make Headlines

It’s impossible to visit any news source without being aware of CDC reports that we are currently in the middle of a very active flu season, with much of the country experiencing widespread and intense flu activity. The latest report of pediatric deaths associated...

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Letter to the Editor: Cervical Cancer

Do you know the symptoms of cervical cancer? Until very late stages of the disease, women often have no symptoms. That is why it is so important that women get regular Pap tests. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to discuss the...

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Letter to the Editor: Cervical Cancer

In January, we all make resolutions, many around our health. Most of us don’t keep the resolutions we make, but here is a simple resolution we can all help to keep: End cervical cancer. You can help end cervical cancer in two simple steps: 1) If you are a woman, get...

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Just Like You! Promotes Positive Role Modeling

The Garrett County Health Department’s Just Like You! Program reminds all adults that little eyes are always watching what you do, ready to imitate the good...and the bad. Be a positive role model for all those little eyes. This month’s video is a reminder that...

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Free Opioid Overdose Response Training Scheduled

The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled a free Opioid Overdose Response Training for Tuesday, December 5, at their Oakland Office, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Persons 18 and older who complete the training will receive Naloxone to administer to a person who is...

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Play Streets Grant Completed

The Garrett County Partners After School @ Oakland program recently completed their part of a research project with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Baylor University called Play Streets, a program is designed to create safe places to play in diverse...

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Lights On Afterschool Celebrated

The Partners After School programs @ Oakland and @ Accident joined forces to celebrate Lights On Afterschool on Thursday, October 26th. Students from the Accident program traveled to Southern Middle School to join participants from the Oakland program in the...

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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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