• / Prevention and Education Services

Prevention and Education Services



Prevent problems before they happen. Make use of Worcester County Health Department services to help improve your health and well-being.

We have the experts to help, including prevention specialists, nurses, health educators, outreach workers, social workers, exercise physiologists, and nutritionists.

Check out our services below...





Diabetes Prevention and Education

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

The Worcester County Health Department provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to all eligible Worcester County residents.  

Eligibility includes the following:  Must be a resident of Worcester County; have a diagnosis of Type I or Type 2 Diabetes; have a diagnosis of Kidney Disease and/or Post Kidney Transplants with the last 36 months. A referral from the primary care provider will be required.

This services provides nutrition therapy and counseling by a Registered/Maryland licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist for the purpose of disease management. MNT includes an in-depth individualized nutrition assessment utilizing evidence based nutrition protocol, the American Dietetic Association MNT Evidence-Based Guidelines for practice, and best available data to assure a comprehensive intervention.

The RD and client discuss and determine optimal goals, a workable care plan and appropriate interventions to develop and implement behavior and lifestyle changes as related to the nutrition problem and medical condition/disease.

The WCHD referral form should be completed and sent to the Registered/Licenses Dietitian. Contact with the client will be made by the RD to set up and appointment at a WCHD site .  The client will be informed to bring their ID, insurance card, and referral form if the Primary Care Provided has provided one for them.

The initial MNT Session is 3 hours per calendar year in the first year.  Follow up MNT is 2 hours per calendar year.   

 

 Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthy Lifestyles and Chronic Disease Prevention

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthy Lifestyles include services such as; Nutrition Counseling, Physical Activity Assessment, Lunch Time Fitness, Chronic Disease Prevention, Just Walk and Worksite Wellness.

Parent Education

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We provide parent education to a variety of families and at community sites including the Detention Center.  We utilize model, evidence based programs such as Nurturing Families, Nurturing Fathers, Co-Parenting, Parenting Wisely, Guiding Good Choices, Parenting Inside Out, Parenting Help- Free Tips, Advice, Resources, Stories, and Guidance. Parenting can be a difficult job; however, it can also be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. 

 

Screening - Cancer, Blood Pressure

     Contact:
 Snow Hill Health Center 
 Prevention Program
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

alt

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colonoscopy exam every 10 years at no cost to the eligible patient.  Must be a Worcester County Resident. Age 50-64 years, younger if at high risk; no health insurance or under-insured (including having a deductible); and meet income requirements


These services are provided by the Prevention Program.

Information