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For the most up-to-date information and resources on Coronavirus in Maryland, including guidance for those who have been exposed, visit: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
For the most up-to-date information and resources about the Coronavirus response in Howard County, visit: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Countywide-Updates
With testing now broadly available, anyone with symptoms or anyone else who believes they should be tested, should get tested. The county offers free, drive through testing, no insurance or doctor’s note required.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set forth testing guidelines that are being followed by most states and localities. Their “Testing for COVID-19″ webpage provides guidance and a symptom checker.
The University of Maryland Medical System offers additional information about Coronavirus testing and resources, including what to do if you do not have a primary care physician.
Howard County Health Department’s Coronavirus Information Line is available from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Call 410.313.6284 for answers to health and medical questions related to Coronavirus.
University of Maryland Medical System’s Nurse Call Line, established by UMMS, is a free phone service available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to answer questions from the community about Coronavirus (COVID-19). Call 1.888.713.0711.
Need assistance with applying for Medicare? Howard County’s SHIP can help. SHIP helps people with Medicare of any age (or their families/caregivers) understand and navigate Medicare. Whether you are new to Medicare or have had it for some time, contact SHIP for questions or concerns about these or other topics:
Call 410.313.7392 for assistance.
The Howard County Health Department’s Bureau of Access to Health has Medicaid eligibility workers on staff to personally assist with medical assistance enrollment, help with navigating Medicaid, and they are knowledgeable about other health department resources. Call 410.313.5845. Staff are bilingual in Spanish and Korean.
Chase Brexton provides healthcare and other assistance. Care can be provided to those without insurance on a sliding fee scale. For more information, call 410.837.2050 or visit https://www.chasebrexton.org/locations/columbia
For a full listing of Health-related services available through Howard County, visit https://services.howardcountymd.gov/hcportal?id=sc_category_311&sys_id=aa05f39bdb5440101e7b9647db961900
The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is a program that provides transportation to medical care for clients who have no other transportation available. There are strict eligibility requirements. Contact MATP for more information at 1.877.312.6571.
Neighbor Ride is continuing to provide medically necessary transportation to ensure that ongoing healthcare needs are met.