Calvert County Health Department
About Our Agency
Vision: Healthy people living and working in healthy places.
Mission: To promote and protect the health of all county residents by preventing illness and eliminating hazards to health.
Calvert County Health Department is a governmental organization. As an agent of both the state of Maryland and county government, it provides local public health services under the direction of the Health Officer. The Health Officer is authorized to enforce the health laws and regulations of Maryland and the health ordinances of Calvert County. In addition to enforcing health laws, particularly in regard to sanitation and communicable diseases, the health department provides a number of health-related services that directly benefit individuals as well as the community at large.
With its historical beginnings in the 1920’s the Calvert County Health Department has evolved into a contemporary full-service organization with approximately 130 employees and an annual budget of 11 million dollars. Its central office, which houses administration, personal health services and mental health services, is located at 975 Solomons Island Road North in Prince Frederick on the campus of Calvert Memorial Hospital; substance abuse treatment services are located in Barstow on the campus of the county detention center; environmental services are located at the county office building in Prince Frederick.