Infectious Diseases Program

The Talbot County Health Department (TCHD) strives to protect the health of our community and prevent the spread of many Infectious Diseases by providing the following services:
  • Immunizations - Free vaccines are provided to children through 18 years of age who do not have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover certain vaccines. Some vaccines are given to uninsured and underinsured adults using a sliding fee scale based on their ability to pay. Referrals are made to other vaccine providers for persons who are not eligible for our program. Call 410-819-5648 to make an appointment.
  • HIV/AIDS - TCHD offers free and confidential HIV testing and diagnosis of persons who do not know their status and to partners of HIV positive individuals. Referrals to care and treatment services and a variety of support services are provided for persons living with HIV. A statewide drug assistance program is also available to ensure access to HIV/AIDS medications needed to stay healthy.
  • Disease Surveillance - TCHD monitors, investigates and reports vaccine-preventable diseases as well as diseases which can be transmitted by animals/insects or humans to other humans or through the food and water supply. Examples include hepatitis, rabies, tuberculosis, gastrointestinal, respiratory, or mosquito and tick-borne illnesses. Program staff also provides education and consultation services about diseases and infection control measures to assist community agencies in managing the level of disease within the populations they serve, such as schools and nursing homes.