Health and Human Services

April 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Meal Packs Offered For Seniors at Grab-and-Go Sites

Seniors in Montgomery County can get frozen meal packs at “grab and go” locations and through delivery.  The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) and Jewish Council for the Aging started offering the meal packs on March 18, according to a statement from the county. The service is […]

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March 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County’s First Responders, Employees Get Locally Produced Hand Sanitizer

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a critical shortage of hand sanitizer for Montgomery County’s employees and first responders. In response, a dynamic partnership has been created to address the shortfall. Locally made hand sanitizer has made its way into the hands of Montgomery County Police and staff at the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation thanks […]

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March 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s an Updated List of County Closures and Cancellations

Social distancing has become the new norm as we conform to life during the coronavirus pandemic. Although schools and public facilities are closed, some Montgomery County offices remain open for business and a few operations are continuing. However, officials say residents should expect changes to public services. Below is an updated list of closures throughout the […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s Birth Certificate Service Reopens After Temporary Closure

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ reopens at Dennis Avenue Health Center The County’s birth certificate service, which was closed temporarily in early May, is open for business at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Birth certificates are available from the County for any individual born in the State of Maryland after […]

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June 7, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

June Senior Moment Update

Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15 worldwide. Montgomery County’s Senior Safety Forum takes place June 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Park Senior Center.

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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June 27, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Free Vaccinations Offered at Health Clinics for Students Entering 7th – 11th Grades

Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents of students entering seventh grade that their student must have one Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements will be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Travis Gayles Named County’s New Health Officer

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the appointment of Dr. Travis Gayles as County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services early Monday. The county council approved his appointment and Gayles started his new role back in September, according to a news release. Gayles is from Chase City, Virginia and completed his Bachelor of […]

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September 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

DHHS to Host Free Series for Youth and Parents on Substance Abuse Prevention

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services will host a series of free presentations for youth and parents on topics such as substance abuse prevention and promoting positive attitudes, according to a news release. The sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Project Expected to Boost Wheaton’s Downtown Economy

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county leaders during the Taste of Wheaton on Sunday to break ground for the Wheaton Revitalization Project, according to a news release. “The Wheaton revitalization project includes offices, retail and a new Town Square to help make Wheaton an even more dynamic urban community,” Leggett released in a statement. […]

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