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Charles County Health Department

Charles County Department of Health

COVID-19 Call Center: Mon - Fri 8 AM-5PM Call (301)609-6717 or 6777

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 24-30. Click the link below for resources on how to detect and prevent lead poisoning.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:

Please visit our COVID website at www.CharlesCountyCOVID.org for vaccine clinic dates, registration, and information.

COVID-19 Testing:

Click the button below for COVID-19 testing locations and information.


Have questions?

Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions about the process:

Middle School Child Immunization

Flu Shot and COVID Vaccination Clinics (Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J)

The below registration links are for flu shots only. If you’d like a COVID vaccine at the same time, you must register for that vaccine separately.
Click here to register.

Thursday, October 21st, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at La Plata High School, La Plata
Thursday, October 28th, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Westlake High School, Waldorf

Testing Sites in Charles County

Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Clinic:
FREE COVID-19 Testing will be held EVERY Monday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Indian Head Village Green Pavilion Parking Lot located at 100 Walter Thomas Road. No appointment needed.

Testing will be EVERY Friday at New Life Church beginning April 9, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and EVERY Tuesday at the Waldorf Jaycees from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No appointment needed.

All testing sites below offer testing by appointment only.

*Visit covidtest.maryland.gov for additional testing site information.

Coronavirus Rumor Control

FEMA helps the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Illustration of a question mark in a comment bubble

Do your part to the stop the spread of rumors by doing three easy things:

  1. Find trusted sources of information.
  2. Share information from trusted sources.
  3. Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.

To find trusted sources, look for information from official public health and safety authorities. You can find many official sources at coronavirus.gov. Check your state and local government or emergency management websites and social media accounts for trusted information specific to your area.

On social media, be sure to check for a blue verified badge next to the account name. This tells you it's an official account.

Stay Informed

Get the latest public health information on coronavirus at www.coronavirus.gov.

Contact the Federal Trade Commission to file a consumer complaint about scams.

Watch how Mike joined the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and found support to make healthy lifestyle changes and reverse his diagnosis of prediabetes.

Risk Test

1 in 3 adults has prediabetes. See if you are at risk by taking the prediabetes risk test.

Take the Risk Test

Talk to your HealthCare Provider

Did your risk test show that you could have prediabetes? Talk to your healthcare provider about your results. He or she may want to have you come in for a visit.

Read More and talk to your Doctor

Contact the Charles County Department of Health

If you are at risk for diabetes, contact Angela Deal, 301-609-6885 to take advantage of the in-person or online Prevent T2 class (the National Diabetes Prevention Program).

Get the facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).” Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.


Visit the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to valuable resources on alcoholism and addiction.

Take the Alcohol Test-Are you wondering if you have an alcohol problem?

Take the Drug Test-Are you wondering if you have a drug problem?

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