Health Department will be partially closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for Presidents' Day.

The following divisions at the Health Department will be closed on Feb. 19: Administration (includes birth and death certificate services), Behavioral Health Services, Community Health Services (includes WIC services), Environmental Health Services, Health Care Connection & Preparedness (includes health insurance enrollment services), and School Health. 

The following divisions will be open: the Dental Program, Infants & Toddlers Program, and Audiology Services. 

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Frederick County Health Department is proud to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). For more information about accreditation, visit www.phaboard.org.

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  1. Mission
    The mission of the Frederick County Health Department is to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Frederick County through programs to prevent disease and illness, promote wellness and safety and protect public health. 

    Vision
    Frederick County leads as a community of health and wellness.

    Values
    Excellence - We strive to maintain the high quality of work as we continue to meet the standards by our accredited status.
    Integrity - We maintain consistency in what we say and what we do. We uphold ethical standards and maintain accountability to each other and the communities we serve.
    Making a Difference - We believe the department's actions should assist our communities in addressing underlying factors that affect good health.
    People - We value our employees as professional colleagues. We treat our customers, clients, partners, and those we serve with respect by listening, understanding, and responding to needs.
    QualityWe actively work to maintain and improve our culture of quality, seeking opportunities to improve our daily work and looking for creative solutions to the challenges that face us.
     
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