Talbot County Health Department – Easton Maryland

Address: 100 South Hanson Street
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: (410) 819-5600 Website: http://www.talbothealth.org/


Talbot County Health Department

Phone: 410-819-5600

After Hours Emergency: 410-822-0095

Fax: 410-819-5690


Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN)

Phone: (410) 819-5665

Phone: (410) 819-5603


The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN) is a joint federal/state and local program, which has been in operation in one form or another since 1937.  Talbot County Health Department’s CSHCN program accepts children from birth to age 22 with a disability, chronic illness or health related educational and/or behavioral problem. Eligible diagnoses cover a wide range from asthma and learning disabilities to autism, cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes and many more.  Two part-time staff provide a variety of services for children and parents, including but not limited to initial consultations, home visiting, resource and referral, advocacy, support and education groups, case management, a quarterly newsletter, financial assistance for specific prescribed items (not covered by another source) and other gray area situations

Developmental Disabilities Program

Phone: (410) 819-5615

Phone: (410) 819-5609

The Developmental Disabilities Program provides information/referral and resource coordination services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  The major emphasis of this program is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in accessing services under the umbrella of the State of Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration.

You must be a Talbot County resident and have a documented developmental disability.  A developmental disability is defined as a disability with onset prior to the age of twenty-two resulting in significant cognitive impairment, developmental delays, and/or deficits in social functioning.  Types of developmental disabilities include:

  • Mental retardation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Some types of autism
  • Spina bifida, and other chromosomal and genetic disorders.

To Apply: You should contact us at 410-819-5609 and request an application for services.  You will be asked to provide documentation supporting your disability.  Documentation can include: school records, medical and psychological diagnostic reports.  Your application and supporting documentation will be sent to the Eastern Shore Regional Office of the Developmental Disabilities Administration for review and determination. You will receive written notification of your eligibility status.  It is important to remember that eligibility for services does not mean that you have been approved for funding. 


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