HIV/AIDS Case Management Services 240-313-3331
Case Management services are provided by a team of providers, including Community Health Nurses and a Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS). The program is open to Washington County residents who are HIV positive. The focus of the program is on medical case management, but includes: collaboration with primary medical providers, referral and assistance with transportation to medical care, medical testing, labs, housing, etc., as funding is available. The program also works closely with Medicaid providers from Johns Hopkins Hospital, and HIV medical clinics are held on site several times per month. Prevention services are also a key program component, addressing the need to protect against the spread of the disease to others.
Rabies Control & Vaccince 240-313-3210
Rabies is a viral disease of mammals that is most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. You may also be exposed to Rabies if scratched by a rapid animal or come in contact with their saliva, especially if you have an abrasion or open wound. The virus attacks the nervous system and affects the brain and spinal cord of humans and animals. In Maryland, rabies is most frequently found in raccoons, cats, foxes, skunks, bats, and groundhogs. If you are bitten by or have been in contact with the saliva of a possible rabid animal you should go to the Emergency Room at the Washington County Hospital to receive treatment. After your ER visit, you will need to call the Health Department, at 240-313-3210, to schedule an appointment for the remainder doses of the rabies vaccine. The Washington County Health Department will provide Pre-Exposure Rabies vaccine for veterinary and SPCA personnel. If you work at either of these types of facilities, check with your employer to determine if you should receive Pre-Exposure Rabies vaccine series. You would need to schedule an appointment at the Health Department by calling 240-313-3210. Read the Fact Sheet on Rabies.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464