Health Department will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 for Memorial Day.


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    Health Department Recommends Avoiding Flood Waters

    The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) reminds residents to avoid flood waters even as they are receding and weather is improving. Read on...
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    Flooded Wells, Sewage Spills and Sewage Back-ups

    As a result of recent storms, residents are experiencing flooded wells, sewage spills, and sewage back-ups. Read more for health department recommendations and guidelines. Read on...
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    Local Health Improvement Action Plans Update: ACEs Work Group Hosts Parent Café

    The Frederick County Health Care Coalition Board of Directors is hosting an evening presentation of the Local Health Improvement Action Plans on June 20, 2018 to present updates from the top three health priorities for health improvement. Read on...
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  1. FCHD Mission and Vision
  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. 

    Frederick County leads as a community of health and wellness.

    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.
    FCHD Values in interlocking circles: Integrity, Excellence, Making a Difference, Quality, and People