Bel Air Health Department

Find Bel Air Maryland health departments, DOH, and health and human services. Health departments provide information on health insurance, affordable health care, public health, human services, women's healthcare, children and family health services and issues.


Harford County Health Department 5 North Main Street Bel Air MD 21014 410-638-3028


Harford County Health Department 120 South Hays Street Bel Air MD 21014 443-643-0350

About Bel Air Health Departments

Bel Air Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Bel Air, MD. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Bel Air public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Bel Air restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses
Find Bel Air Vital Records

Bel Air Health Departments provide a wide variety of public records upon request. These records include birth records for individuals born in Bel Air and death records for individuals who have died in Bel Air. The Department of Public Health may also provide copies of Maryland marriage certificates registered in the County.

Enforcing Health Codes

At the state level, MD Public Health Departments set standards and reporting requirements, establish the health code, monitor reportable diseases, develop Maryland statewide plans for responding to public health emergencies, and coordinate with Bel Air Health Departments to protect the health of the public. At the and local level, Health Depts are responsible for enforcing health codes and regulations, tracking reportable diseases, reporting disease information to Maryland Health Services, carrying out inspections, and issuing licenses for regulated activities.

Restaurant Inspections

Health Departments play a role in food safety by inspecting Bel Air restaurants and food service establishments and issuing licenses that allow them to operate. Food service businesses are subject to strict health regulation in Bel Air. Inspections are conducted on a periodic basis depending on the type of establishment. Inspections may also be triggered by complaints.

Drinking Water Testing

Health Departments in Bel Air, MD inspect and test wells and septic systems for contaminants such as bacteria, non-organic chemicals, naturally occurring radioactivity, and naturally occurring compounds. Wells and septic systems must receive a permit from the Bel Air Health Department before going into operation.

Disease Surveillance

Health Departments track numerous infectious diseases in order to prevent and contain breakouts with immunization clinics. Maryland State,, and local Health Departments establish systems with health care providers, schools, and other institutions to rapidly identify and communicate instances of reportable infectious diseases.

Bel Air Public Health

Health Departments also educate the public regarding a wide range of Bel Air health concerns, including food borne illnesses, mosquito borne illnesses, immunization, and healthy behaviors. Many Departments of Health Services offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations.