Deputy Health Officer: Laura Fretterd Patrick RN, MS



403 S. 7th St. | Denton, Maryland 21629 | 410-479-8030 | Fax 410-479-0554 | Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 5:00






The Caroline County Health Department, a local office of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is dedicated to communicable disease prevention, wellness promotion, and environmental protection for all residents and the county in which they live.

The Department operates ten programs concerned with addictions, developmental disabilities, health education and vital statistics, adult health and geriatrics, child health, communicable disease control, the environment, maternity and family planning, mental health and wellness promotion.  Most services are tax supported.  No one is denied services because of inability to pay. 

Interpreter Services Available  /  Se Habla Español


National Native HIV/Aids Awareness day March 20, 2014



Caroline Health Department Flu Vaccination Clinics


Flu Vaccinations are available : 8:30 am - 12:00pm and from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

while vaccine supplies last.



Flu Vaccine Consent Form

What You Need To Know (live, intranasal influenza vaccine)

What You Need To Know (inactivated influenza vaccine)

Lo Que Ud Necesita Saber (Vacuna Intranasal Viva Contra La Influenza)

Lo Que Ud Necesita Saber (Vacuna Desactivada Contra La Influenza)

What You Need to Know (Haitian Creole)

Emergency Preparedness Information

Emergency Preparedness

Terrorism Preparedness Brochure

Pandemic Influenza / Avian Flu

Preparación en Contra el Terrorismo en Español


Environmental Health

Environmental Health Home Page


Facts About....

Regulation of Open Burning of Solid Waste


Severe Weather Guidance Documents

Flooded Septic Systems     Disinfect Well After Flood

Water Supply System Severe Storm Preparation - MDE

Bay Restoration Fund Guidance Documents

Program Implementation Guidance

General Health Related Topics

Birth and Death Certificate Info

Vital Statistics and Epidemiology

Children's Services

Contraception and Prenatal Care

Adult Health and Geriatric Care

Infectious and Communicable Diseases

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Substance Abuse Prevention Office

Mental Health Services

Wellness Promotions Office

Developmental Disabilities

Mid-Shore WIC Program


Links to other Health Resources

This site contains links to other Internet sites.  Such links are not endorsements of any products or services in such sites, and no information in such site has been endorsed or approved by Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Health Information Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules

The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety. 

Employee Website


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Leland D. Spencer, M.D. : Health Officer

Laura Fretterd Patrick RN, MS : Deputy Health Officer



Last Updated 02/06/2013