Charles County Health Department

Charles County Department of Health

COVID-19 Call Center: Mon - Fri 8 AM-5PM Call (301)609-6717 or 6777; Sat & Sun from 10AM-3PM Call (301)609-6717

COVID-19 testing will be held every Friday at New Life Church 9690 Shepard Creek, LaPlata MD from 2:00-4:00. No Appointment required.

COVID19 Vaccine Information

The Charles County Department of Health is in Phase 3 which includes the general population, including healthy adults age 16 and older. However, at this time we only provide Moderna which is for ages 18 and older. We urge all Charles County residents in Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C , those without computer access and those who need help making their appointment to continue to pre-register or call 301-609-6717 to be added to the registration list. These individuals will continue to be prioritized for vaccinations. Beginning this Friday, you will be able to make your own appointments. The link(s) to our vaccination clinics for the following week will be posted on our website every Friday between 4 and 5 PM.

As a reminder, the following groups are currently eligible to receive the vaccine:

Phase 1A: Health care workers, residents, and staff of nursing homes, and first responders, public safety, and corrections.

Phase 1B: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities; adults age 75 and older; and education and continuity of government.

Phase 1C: Adults ages 65-74; and essential workers in lab services, agriculture, manufacturing, and the postal service.

Phase 2A: Adults ages 60 and up.

Phase 2B: Marylanders ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions and with disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, Maryland Medicaid EID individuals, Maryland Medicaid REM recipients, and Marylanders receiving TDAP benefits.

Phase 3: General population, including healthy adults age 16 and older.

For information on vaccine availability throughout the State of Maryland at mass vaccinations, retail pharmacies, and other local clinics, visit covidvax.maryland.gov or call 1-855-MD-GoVAX  (1-855-634-6829). Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

For information on vaccination availability visit covidvax.maryland.gov

Registration Process

COVID-19 vaccinations are by appointment only. Our COVID-19 clinics are held on Wednesdays and alternating Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  at Regency Furniture Stadium 11765 St Linus Dr, Waldorf, MD 20602. 

Read the registration process below for more information.  Thank you for your patience.

1. Complete the pre-registration form

Complete and submit the pre-registration form found on our website and social media pages (a confirmation email will not be provided). Someone from the health department will review your form and determine your eligibility.

2. Receive link

Once it has been determined that you qualify under one of the current vaccine phases, a link will be sent for you to schedule an appointment for a vaccination. If you do not have an email address, someone from the health department will contact you to assist you in scheduling an appointment.

3. Schedule your appointment

Upon receiving the link, complete the online form and schedule an appointment. You will be provided with a confirmation by email. 

4. Bring required ID to your appointment

On the day of the appointment bring the confirmation and a government issued photo ID. If you are a healthcare worker, first responder, or childcare provider, please bring some form of documentation or ID that shows proof of employment (i.e. letter from employer on official letterhead, work ID, license).

5. Register for your second dose

Approximately 3 weeks after your first dose, you will receive an email with a new link to register for your second dose of vaccine. Complete the online form and schedule an appointment. You will be provided with a confirmation by email.

If you have any questions about vaccine registration or need assistance in scheduling, please call the Charles County Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 301-609-6717. 

WE ARE IN PHASE 3:

Have questions?

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

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Testing Sites in Charles County

Testing will be EVERY Friday at New Life Church beginning April 9, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All testing sites below offer testing by appointment only.

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

Coronavirus Rumor Control

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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.

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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.

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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).

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