Calvert County Health Department
About Our Agency: County
In Calvert County the Board of County Commissioners is, ex officio, the County Board of Health, which is empowered to enact local ordinances to protect the health of county residents. The county chooses its Health Officer subject to approval by the state. The Health Officer for Calvert County serves as the Executive Officer and Secretary of the County Board of Health, and is charged with enforcing county health ordinances and implementing county health initiatives undertaken by the board.
The county health department’s central office is a county owned and maintained facility located in Prince Frederick at 975 Solomons Island Road North on the campus of Calvert Memorial Hospital. Other primary offices include the Division of Environmental Health, located at the County Services Plaza in Prince Frederick, and Substance Abuse Services located on the campus of the county detention center.
Not only does the county provide physical facilities for the health department, it also provides significant financial support for a number of health department services, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment services. The county also operates, through the health department, a shelter for abused women. While not officially a unit of county government, the health department is linked to county government through the county’s Department of Community Resources.