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.
The Care Coordination Wellness Action Teams of Cecil and Harford Counties or WATCH program assists citizens over age 65 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 consists of Community Health Workers, Social Workers, and Nurses who visit residents in their home to help solve issues that might be keeping them from achieving their best health including, but not limited to:
- transportation issues
- difficulty taking medications correctly
- safe housing
- nutritious food
- assistance with medical appointments
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.
1321 Woodbridge Station, Edgewood, Maryland. 21040
Phone: Kim Proutt at 410-612-1779.
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
- help for domestic violence
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.
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)
- GED Plus
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
- Special Populations Services.
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. Telephone: (410) 378-9696.
253 Lewis Ln #202, Havre De Grace, MD 21078
49 Rock Springs Road, P.O. Box 99, Conowingo, MD 21918
They currently offer:
- full family medicine
- mental health counseling with a licensed psychologist
- women’s reproductive and gynecology services
- lab work
- dental care.