Spanish-language line

December 20, 2009

A Spanish-speaking operator will answer calls to the Aprenda a Vivir Spanish Language Line of the Anne Arundel County Health Department at 410-222-4479, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Callers can leave messages at other times. Information about community health services and free Spanish-language informational materials are available.

Baby care kits
Free pregnancy and baby care kits are available through the Department of Health and the Healthy Babies Coalition. To order the kits, go to aahealthybabies.org or call the tot's line at 877-817-8687.

Continuing services
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health offers the community:

•Adolescent health services, providing confidential, free or low-cost health education, pregnancy testing, birth control, exams, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, counseling, referrals and family planning services. Clinic services are available at North County Health Services (410-222-6625) and Parole Health Center (410-222-7247).

•Family planning services offer free pregnancy tests, counseling, low-cost exams, lab tests and low-cost birth-control supplies to women younger than 25. Call 410-222-7144 for an appointment.

•WIC supplemental nutrition program provides free nutritious foods, nutrition education, breast-feeding support and resource referrals. To qualify, county residents must meet income guidelines. Call 410-222-6797 or 410-222-0139 (Spanish).

•Free quit-smoking classes and kits are offered to county residents 18 and older. Contact the Learn to Live Line at 410-222-7979 or go to myquitkit.org for additional information.

•HIV/AIDS services include free confidential testing and counseling. Call for an appointment: Annapolis, 410-222-7493; Glen Burnie, 410-222-6633; or Parole, 410-222-7248.

•Substance abuse treatment services are available through Community Treatment Services. Call 410-222-0117. Methadone and Suboxone maintenance services are available through the Department of Health's adult addictions clinic at 410-222-0100.

•Parent's kit for talking to your teen about sex and talking to your parent about sex can be ordered on the Web site aahealth.org (search "Talking to Teens") or call 410-222-4468.

•Prescription discount program is available to all county residents of any age and income. For more information or to apply, call 410-222-4531 and mention Group #586 or go to scriptsave.com and log in using Group#586.

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