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Washington County Health Department


Vision: A healthy community for all

Mission: Promote healthy behaviors, prevent disease and injury, and safeguard the environment

Washington County Health Department (WCHD) is part of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), as well as an agency of Washington County government. The Washington County Commissioners serve as the official Board of Health. Funding for WCHD is a combination of federal, state and county monies, plus third-party and private-pay reimbursements. WCHD offers many services including clinical services, behavioral health services, environmental health programs, and health promotion programs.