Health

Lower Shore Clinic -The Retreat Crisis Services

443-859-7774

716 N Division Street Salisbury, MD 21801

The Retreat offers a safe harbor and sanctuary for adults experiencing a psychiatric crisis. As a voluntary alternative to hospitalization, The Retreat provides short term Residential Crisis Services in a community-based setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In addition to Residential Crisis Services, The Retreat offers crisis counseling. The Retreat is appropriate as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization or to shorten the length of a hospital admission. Anyone who is medically stable, under the care of a physician, and awaiting admission to a psychiatric unit can be safely cared for at The Retreat. Situated in a quiet community, their trained crisis staff offer counseling and therapeutic groups.

Area Served: Eastern Shore Maryland

Medication Drop Boxes

Medication drop boxes in Caroline County may be found at the following locations:

Denton Police Department 100 North 3rd Street, Denton MD 21629 Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Walgreens 21 Denton Plaza, Denton, MD 21629 Hours: Sunday – Saturday 8am – 10pm

myMDTHINK

1-800-332-6347

311 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

A consumer portal provided by The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services connecting Maryland residents with public health and human services resources. Please visit myMDTHINK and connect with services to support children and caretakers, including Child Support and information on Foster Care and Adoption services with children; Programs that provide healthcare and assistance for those with disabilities; Maryland programs to assist those in unemployment or seeking skills training; Financial assistance programs to provide food and cash to those who qualify based on income and other factors; Services related to keeping children safe and performing background searches for those intending to work with children; Services to protect and care for elderly and vulnerable adults; and Programs that provide energy assistance and cash grants for housing and other emergencies.

tags: public health, child support, healthcare, disabilities, unemployment, skills training, financial services, protective services, elderly, energy assistance, emergency housing

Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

1-800-242-4WIC(942)

410-333-5683

201 W. Preston Street, 1st Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21201

WIC provides healthy supplemental foods, referrals to other programs, and support for pregnant women, new mothers, and children under the age of five.

tags: WIC, nutrition, women, infants, children

Caroline County Covid-19 Call Center

410-479-5880

18 Denton Plaza, Denton, MD 21629

Visit carolinecovid19.org or call 410-479-5880 for all COVID testing and vaccination information.
COVID-19 Testing is currently held every Tuesday from 1-3PM.  Call 410-479-5880 to make an appointment. Location: Caroline County Vaccination Clinic,18 Denton Plaza, Denton, Maryland 21629. For the month of August Only, testing will be available on each Wednesday at the Federalsburg Elementary School from 2pm to 4pm.

Testing is FREE and is available by appointment or walk-in. Upon arrival, patients will pull into a designated parking spot with a number. Upon arrival, patients should call into the Vaccine Clinic at 410-829-0491, and clinic personnel will come outside to conduct a test. 
Visit carolinecovid19 or call 410-479-5880 for updated list of vaccination clinics and to schedule your appointment.
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:30am-4:00pm

Community for Life

410-544-4800

Maryland Community for Life is an innovative program developed by the Maryland Department of Aging to support older adults as they age at home. The Community for Life program provides grants to non-profits that commit to deliver a package of services that make it comfortable and convenient to age at home to Marylanders over the age of 60.​ The program’s services are designed to prevent the predictable challenges of aging that can require admittance into a high level of care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. 

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Home Maintenance : As part of Community for life home maintenance service, individuals are entitled to an initial home safety assessment, home repair services, and a list of vetted contractors and assistance with contract review for major repairs.

Service Navigation: Each Maryland Community for Life program is required to hire and train a local service navigator. The training to become a service navigator is extensive and has been designed specifically for the Maryland Community for Life program by the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College. Service navigators are experts on all programs and services for older adults in their area. Service navigators can provide advice on topics ranging from local events to fraud prevention. 

​Transportation: Each Maryland CFL offers a fixed amount of transportation each month. These transportation services allow older adults to complete tasks such as food shopping, errands, and attend medical appointments. Additionally, transportation services provide older adults with access to community, cultural, and family events. 

Active Recovery Center of Hope (ARC), Caroline County

(410) 754-4299

A community partnership dedicated to fighting the Opioid crisis among minority groups here in Caroline County, MD.

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The goal of the ARC of Hope is that we will help connect those who are suffering from substance abuse disorders in our minority communities with medical professionals who can diagnose and treat the addiction process. Our Peer Support Specialists will be available to help those navigating the path of freedom from opioids in both English and Creole. Caroline County, hope is on it’s way…the ARC is coming!

Visiting Angels

443-746-0494

443-552-0948

To help seniors who need a helping hand.

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Service

Personal care, hygiene assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, running errands, and general companionship.

Fees

We have a variety of package options – arrange for your free in-home assessment to hear all about them.

Areas Served

Queen Anne, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties

Choptank Community Health System, Inc.

410-479-4306

410-479-1714

P.O. Box 660, Denton, MD 21629

Choptank Community Health Systems, Inc. is a private, non-profit community health center providing a full range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties. CCHS is a participating provider with most major insurance companies and HMO’s and provides a reduced fee schedule for people who are uninsured or underinsured, based on financial need.

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Service

CCHS offers comprehensive family practice internal medicine, pediatrics, family dental care, women’s health, and behavioral health services through its 5 Medical and 4 Dental Centers on the Mid-Shore. The Migrant Health Project provides outreach services to meet the special needs of the migrant population. School-Based health services are provided in 9 Caroline County schools and 4 Talbot County schools. Oral health services are also available through School-Based programs in all three Counties. Spanish speaking staff available. Detailed information on Center Locations, hours and services offered is available at www.choptankhealth.org

Fees

CCHS is a participating provider with most major insurance companies and HMO’s and provides a reduced fee schedule for people who are uninsured or underinsured, based on financial need.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties

Ages Served

All ages

Priority Partners Community Health Advocate Program

1-800-654-9728

6704 Curtis Court, Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Priority Partners’ Community Health Advocate Program offers no cost educational health presentations and materials to low and moderate income individuals and families. Workshops and classes give participants the opportunity to learn about a variety of medical conditions and provide valuable preventative health information.

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Community health advocate presentations cover key health topics like pregnancy, diabetes, smoking cessation, asthma, immunizations, nutrition and obesity, and heart health. Notable topics like “What to do When Your Child is Sick” and “ask Me Three”, a national prize winning program on how to be your own health advocate, are also offered along with many more topics focused on encouraging healthy behaviors and improving health. There is no cost for the presentations and participants walk away equipped with valuable information and fun give-a-ways. Community health advocates are also available to participate in local health fairs and community events.

Fees

None

Areas Served

Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, and Caroline Counties