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Washington County Health Department – Maryland
Washington County Health Department
In Washington County, the origins of public health can be traced to 1911 and the formation of the Washington County Branch of the Maryland Association for the Prevention and Relief of Tuberculosis. However, it was not until 1926 that the Washington County Commissioners appointed the first Health Officer. Washington County Health Department (WCHD) is part of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), 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
Children's Special Medical Services
The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program serves children whose family income is less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level. The program funds specialty care services upon referral from primary care providers. Covered services include inpatient and outpatient medical care, OT, PT, speech/language and hearing services, developmental and neurological assessments. This program provides funds to local health departments for care coordination services for children with special health care needs who are uninsured and not eligible for other public benefit programs.
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