Sharps Drop-Off Boxes Are Now At Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters And District Stations
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has placed sharps disposal boxes for public use at the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s district stations and its headquarters. County residents can discard lancets, needles, syringes and other home health care sharps at any time daily at the following four district stations: Eastern District, 204 Pasadena Road, Pasadena; Northern District, 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore; Southern District, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater; and the Western District, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton. A drop-off box is also available from 8:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays, except holidays, at the Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters, 8495 Veterans Highway, in Millersville.
The goal of the sharps disposal program, a partnership between the Department of Health and police department, is to provide safe drop-off locations for individuals and families who may administer injectable home medications, including insulin. The boxes are not intended for business use. By providing this safe disposal option, the county helps to reduce the risk of medical waste contamination and promotes a cleaner, safer community environment.
For more information about the sharps drop-off boxes and preparing items for disposal, visit www.aahealth.org or call 410-222-7095.
Department Of Health Offers Free Opioid Overdose Response Training And Narcan Kit
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is offering free training to community members on the use of intranasal naloxone, a medicine to reverse an opioid overdose, and a free naloxone (Narcan) kit. December training sessions will be held at Department of Health sites in Annapolis and Glen Burnie on the following dates:
Behavioral Health Building
122 North Langley Road, Glen Burnie
Friday, December 14, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Health Services Building
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis
(Use Front Entrance)
Thursday, December 27, from 10:00am to 11:00am
To register and for more information, call 410-222-1937 on weekdays.
Department Of Health Offers Healthy Holidays Tips And Free Information Kits For Pregnant Mothers And Babies
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is working to promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies by offering tips on travel safety, home safety and healthy eating during the holidays. Tips are available on the “Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies” webpage at www.aahealthybabies.org or by calling 410-222-7223.
The Department of Health offers free Healthy Pregnancy and Baby Care Kits to Anne Arundel County residents. Kits can be ordered at www.aahealthybabies.org or by calling 410-222-7223.