A society is judged by how well it cares for its most vulnerable.
Not all barriers to good health are medical. Appropriate housing, access to healthy food, transportation, affordable medications, emotional support, etc. all play a role. Harford County is proud to have a number of Care Coordination programs that help link residents to the programs and assistance they need to get well.
Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil WATCH program – The Care Coordination Wellness Action Teams of Cecil and Harford Counties or WATCH program assists citizens who are having difficulty maintaining their health OR have visited the emergency department at least 5 times OR been admitted to the hospital 3 times in the last 12 months. A hands on program, the WATCH Team Community Health Workers, Social Workers, and Nurses visit residents in their home to help solve issues that might be keeping them from achieving their best health such as, transportation issues, difficulty taking medications correctly, safe housing, nutritious food, assistance with medical appointments, and so much more. If you or someone you know could benefit from a home visit or video consultation, contact the WATCH program at 1-800-515-0044. This program is offered free of charge.
Harford County Health Department Care Coordination Plus – Swan Creek Station, 2015 D / E Pulaski Highway, Havre de Grace, Maryland. 21078, Phone: Kim Proutt at 410-942-7999. Harford County Health Department Care Coordination program links Harford County residents to: health care, health insurance, language assistance, transportation to medical appointment issues, food access, appropriate housing, domestic violence, etc.
Harford County Health Department Cancer Screening program – Provides care coordination services for financially eligible clients in need of cancer screenings who do not know where to go or have difficulty navigating the health care system. The cancer screening program provides no cost screenings, gynecological exams, and mammograms to Maryland residents between the ages of 40-65 and those over 65 without Medicare Part B, who financially qualify. The program also assists low and moderate income insured clients with screening co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance fees when the client uses our contracted providers. Once a client is screened through this program, they are eligible to apply to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Program at DHMH to if they need further diagnostic testing or cancer treatment.
Harford County Community Action Agency (HCAA) – HCAA’s mission is to help all Harford County individuals and families who are experiencing financial hardships in meeting their housing, food, energy/heating, and/or budget and family counseling needs, as they support and encourage them on their path to self-sufficiency. HCAA offers programs and services including: Maryland Energy Assistance Program, Harford County Fuel Fund, Homeless Prevention, Homeless Services, Community Food Pantry/Food Bank, Financial Services Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and GED Plus.
Cecil County Health Department – John M. Byers Health Center, 401 Bow Street, Elkton MD 21921, Telephone: (410) 996-5550. The Cecil County Health Department offers health services and clinics to all Cecil County residents through six divisions: Administrative Services; Addiction Services; Community Health Services; Environmental Health Services; Health Promotion; and Special Populations Services.
West Cecil Health Center/Beacon Health – As a Federally Qualified Health Center, this practice provides the surrounding communities with affordable and quality health care. No one can be turned away regardless of whether or not they have insurance. Services are offered on a sliding scale fee according to your income. They currently offer full family medicine, mental health counseling with a licensed psychologist, women’s reproductive and gynecology services, lab work, and dental care.