LEONARDTOWN, MD (August 25, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) will reopen select services by appointment beginning September 1, 2020. Vital Records, Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), and the Environmental Health Division will be the first to provide in-person assistance, by appointment only. Community members may also continue to receive assistance relating to these and other programs online and via telephone.

Community members may schedule appointments in advance via phone, details for each program are outlined below. Upon arrival for appointments, customers will be asked to stay in their vehicles and to call the office so that a staff member can meet them at the appropriate entrance. All incoming customers will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, including temperature checks, and will be required to wear a face-covering and practice social distancing while in the building. 
Vital Records

*Community members are encouraged to complete the application forms provided on the SMCHD website prior to their appointment for reduced processing time.

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)

  • To schedule an appointment, call: 301-475-4330
  • Appointments available: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Services available: 
    • Eligibility determination and application assistance for community members needing health insurance.

Environmental Health Division
The Environmental Health Division has maintained operations throughout the COVID-19 closure and will continue to provide services primarily via phone, email, and other online tools. In-person appointments will be provided in cases where online services aren’t possible and can be scheduled by calling the Environmental Health Division at 301-475-4321.

COVID-19 Testing will continue to be available without an appointment. For more information on local testing options, please visit: www.smchd.org/covid-19-testing.

For more information about the St. Mary’s County Health Department, please visit  www.smchd.org.

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