Trauma & Mental Health Resources

The Baltimore City Health Department is committed to ensuring that communities impacted by the recent tragic events in Baltimore have access to needed trauma counseling and mental health services. As part of the City’s response to these tragic events, BCHD is working with schools, churches and community organizations to provide mental health services to impacted communities. We are also providing this FAQ on Trauma and Mental Health for the public.

Druid Health Center Closed - Wednesday, April 29

The Druid Health Center will be closed on Wednesday, April 29.  Clinical services will be available at the Eastern Health Center, 620 N. Caroline Street.

Operational Changes for Tuesday, April 28

The Baltimore City Health Department is making several operational changes today.

• WIC sites will close at 12 pm.
• All Senior Centers will be closed today. 
• Druid Health Center is closed. Eastern Health Center will close at noon (12pm) today.
• Field Health Services will be providing only life-sustaining medical transports such as chemotherapy and dialysis.

The safety and welfare of our staff, clients and the greater Baltimore community are of the utmost importance to us. Please stay safe.

Health Department PSA On Measles

Just released - watch our PSA where Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen reminds Baltimoreans of the importance for vaccinating children against measles to protect families and communities! This is a great partnership with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Big Cities Health Coalition!

Join The Petition - Sign The "Baltimore Statement on Childhood Vaccination"

More than 170 people in the United States have been confirmed to have measles this year, many of whom who had not been vaccinated against the preventable disease. Please take a moment and sign the Baltimore Statement on Childhood Vaccination petition to demonstrate your support in the stand against measles. 

Program Changes On Tuesday - Inclement Weather

Due to the inclement weather on Tuesday:

  • Medical Assistance Transportation services for Baltimore City will be operating for dialysis, chemotherapy, and radiation transports only.  For more information call 410-396-7007 or to reschedule call 410-396-6422.
  • The Needle Exchange Program will be  working from the vans outside of the office at 2300 Garrison Blvd and not traveling to Tuesday mobile sites. Clients can call 410-396-3731 with questions.
  • City WIC clinics will be opening at 10:30 a.m.  Call 410-396-9427 with any questions.

Health Commissioner Speaks At CareFirst Community Event

Dr. Leana Wen was among the many community leaders at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s annual CareFirst A Salute to Our Community Partners event.

Flu Vaccination Clinics for Uninsured/Underinsured Baltimore Residents

Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated, with a few rare exceptions. BCHD has scheduled special immunization clinics for uninsured or underinsured Baltimore City residents.


Medicare Open Enrollment Through December 7

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 through December 7.  All Medicare recipients can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015.

Senior Forum

Senior Public Forum

Ask questions and get answers on the state of services for seniors in Baltimore City. Thursday, November 20, - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm