Health Literacy in the Mid-Shore

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What is health literacy?

Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information in order to make appropriate health decisions. Millions of Americans have difficulty obtaining, processing, and understanding healthcare information, as well as acting on instructions for treatment. Health illiteracy is a large reason individuals may not access, or accept, vital healthcare services that can save lives.

The resources listed on this page are intended to help people and providers in the mid-shore region access, or refer to, local and national resources. If you have any questions about where to find behavioral health resources, please call us at 410.770.4801.

Health Literacy for Patients

See which screening tests and vaccines you or a loved one need to stay healthy.

24/7 Crisis Hotlines 

Eastern Shore
Mobile Crisis Response

1-888-407-8018

For All Seasons

English: 410-820-5600

Spanish: 410-829-6143

Text:  410-829-6143

Suicide Prevention Lifeline